CLEVELAND — When was the last time you tried something new? If you can't remember or didn't readily have an answer to that question, then Platform Beer Co. is hosting an event you won't want to miss.
On Saturday, July 23, the beer manufacturer is hosting its first-ever summer festival, Odd Fest. Odd Fest is all about trying new things and exploring unique activities.
The idea of trying something new was inspired by Platform’s new beer, the Odd Future Imperial IPA. The brew is influenced by early styles of India Pale Ales — think big, bold and hoppy — with flavors that add a modern twist, like lemon, grapefruit and tropical citrus.
More than a music festival, Odd Fest encourages guests to step outside their comfort zone — and to make it easy, Platform is bringing opportunities for new adventure right to attendees. On-site experiences include tattoos, tarot card readings, airbrush body art, guitar lessons, rock climbing, Oculus VR and much more.
Throughout the day, Odd Fest will feature local bands including John’s Little Sister, Stay Outside and Window Dogs. The music stage will be headlined by Cleveland-based and internationally touring band, Welshly Arms. They are set to bring their " signature blend of indie blues rock infused with inspiration from other genres — including the classic Cleveland Sound," to the stage at 7 p.m.
The fun at Odd Fest kicks off at 2 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. at Phunkenship, Platform's premier sour brewing facility. Phunkenship is located at 3135 Sackett Avenue.
For more information on Odd Fest, Platform Beer Co. or to purchase tickets, click here.
* Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from 2019 when Ann Heuser- Busch acquired Platform Beer Company.