The Florida Brewpubs Report – March 2014

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There were no new brewpubs who joined the rank of active Florida brewpubs in March 2014. McGuire’s Irish Pub and Brewzzi again top the monthly sales rankings, but newcomer Tomoka Brewery and Fermentation Lounge had big months. Sailfish Brewing Company made the jump to the production brewery roles. It’s all on The Brewpub Report.

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Notes about The Florida Brewpubs Report

  • We’ve made some improvements to our second installment of The Brewpub Report, including a new Ranking Change to show how each brewery’s monthly ranking compares to the prior month.
  • The Florida Brewpubs Report reflects the active CMBP-licensed breweries in Florida. The Florida Breweries Report separately tracks the taproom sales of Florida CMB-licensed breweries.

Florida Brewpubs’ Monthly Sales

Our first table shows the reported monthly sales number for each of Florida active brewpubs. They’re was little change at the top of the rankings, but River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville moved up 18 spots into the Top Ten for the month.

Sales by Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
Rank Ranking Change Brewpub
(first month of reporting)
Sales (in barrels)
1 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin    112.26
2 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola      88.71
3 +2 Brewzzi, West Palm Beach      60.00
4 A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine      56.25
5 +7 Brewzzi, Boca Raton      49.00
6 -3 Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach      47.50
7 -1 Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista      46.90
8 -1 Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville      46.73
9 +1 Cask & Larder, Winter Park      36.25
10 +18 River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville     35.00
11 -3 Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs  34.45
12 +5 Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville  30.83
13 -4 Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables  29.70
14 -3 Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne  21.00
15 -2 Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota  13.95
16 -1 Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota  13.00
17 -1 The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton      12.00
18 -4 Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014)  10.32
19 +11 Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach  9.68
20 -2 Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee  8.04
21 -1 Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach  3.00
22 +1 Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport   2.15
23 -4 Mack House (formerly Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale   1.97
24 Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee 1.77
25 -3 R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island    1.61

Florida Brewpubs’ LTM Sales

To estimate a brewpub’s annualized sales, our next table shows the aggregate sales for each brewery during the last twelve months (LTM) ended March 2014. There’s very little movement in the rankings on this table, which still reflects some brewpubs that have closed and others that have moved to production brewery status.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Sales by Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
Rank Ranking Change Brewpub
(first month of reporting)
Sales (in barrels)
1 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin 1,130.29
2 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola 936.05
3 A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine 721.20
4 Brewzzi, West Palm Beach 680.00
5 Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville 585.04
6 Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista 582.60
7 Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach 539.50
8 Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs 381.90
9 +1 Brewzzi, Boca Raton 353.55
10 -1 Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables 348.00
11 +1 Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne 273.00
12 +1 River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville 238.75
13 -2 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Miami (Closed November 2013) 223.10
14 Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota 216.09
15 Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota 190.00
16 +1 Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville 163.81
17 -1 The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton 147.36
18 Cask & Larder, Winter Park 146.21
19 +1 Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee 109.44
20 -1 Props Brewery & Grill, Ft. Walton Beach (converted to CMB September 2013) 97.74
21 Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014) 86.72
22 Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach 72.58
23 Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport 51.20
24 +1 Sea Dog Brewing Company, Buena Vista 31.00
25 +1 Mack House (formerly Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale     25.79
26 +1 R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island 23.55
27 -3 Organic Brewery, Hollywood (converted to CMB May 2013)      21.95
28 +1 Longneck Brew House, Stuart (converted to CMB February 2014) 14.29
29 -1 Marco Island Brewery, Marco Island 12.10
30 Shipyard Brewery & Emporium, Winter Park (closed August 2013) 9.50
31 +1 Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach 6.29
32 -1 Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee 5.58

Florida Brewpubs’ LTM Sales Growth

Our last table estimates each brewpub’s month-to-month growth by comparing its LTM sales through March 2014 to LTM sales through February 2014. As expected, this table is topped by Tomoka Brewery, a new brewpub that is ramping up. Not so expected is the huge jump by River City Brewing Company–up 20 spots from last month.

Monthly Change in LTM Sales Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
Rank Ranking Change Brewpub
(first month of reporting)
Monthly Change
1 +13 Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach 91%
2 +15 Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee 47%
3 +5 Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville 16%
4 +20 River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville 10%
5 -3 R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island 7%
6 -2 Cask & Larder, Winter Park 7%
7 +2 Brewzzi, Boca Raton 6%
8 +15 Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs 5%
9 +4 Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014) 4%
10 +1 Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista 3%
11 -10 Mack House (Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale 1%
12 +3 Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee 1%
13 +3 A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine 1%
14 +8 Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville 0%
15 -3 Longneck Brew House, Stuart (now CMB February 2014) 0%
16 +11 Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach 0%
17 +13 Shipyard Brewery & Emporium, Winter Park (closed August 2013) 0%
18 +8 Brewzzi, West Palm Beach 0%
19 -13 Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota 0%
20 -1 Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota -1%
21 -3 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin -1%
22 -12 McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola -1%
23 -3 The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton -1%
24 -17 Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach -2%
25 -22 Sea Dog Brewing Company, Buena Vista -2%
26 -5 Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables -2%
27 -22 Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne -5%
28 +1 Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport -9%
29 -1 Props Brewery & Grill, Ft. Walton Beach (converted to CMB September 2013) -15%

In March 2014, Sailfish Brewing Co. continued the trend of brewpubs jumping over to the ranks of Florida production breweries. See it and all of Florida breweries on the Florida Breweries Report.

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