The Florida Breweries Report – April 2020

With Florida’s executive orders prohibiting consumption on premises at brewery taprooms in April 2020, average monthly taxpaid sales per brewery were down by 46% compared to last year.

Monthly Highlights

  • The Florida Breweries Report reflects data published by the Florida ABT, which is available online here. The ABT monthly publishes the taxpaid sales for each brewery and distributor. Unfortunately, the ABT does not publish breweries’ sales to distributors. This means that the Florida Breweries Reports reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which are generally made in its taproom.
  • Four new Florida breweries in April 2020: The 5 Barrel (Pensacola), Wet Dogs Brewing (Lake Placid), Ology Brewing (Kerry Forest Pkwy) (Tallahassee), and Coastal Karma Brewing (Lake Park).
  • Two breweries upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) in April 2020: Bay Cannon Beer Company (Tampa) and Hiatus Brewing Co. (Ocala). Breweries with a CMB license can start fill growlers, sell bottled or canned products for consumption off premises, and sell to licensed distributors. Where a brewery upgrades its license, the tables below denote the CMBP license with * and the CMB license with ^.
  • In April 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 395. Of those, 372 breweries reported taxpaid sales in April.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales dropped by 24.93% in April 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 3.43%. Compared to April 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 3.3% in April 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in April 2020 was 16.22 barrels, a monthly decrease of 6.29 barrels per brewery.
  • In April 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for .59% of all beer sales in Florida (5.9 out of 1,000 beers sold).

Would you like The Florida Breweries Report as an Excel spreadsheet? Reports for this month and all months back to January 2015 are available at this link:

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of April 2020. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for April 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
1173 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg251.98
227Annheuser BuschJacksonville189.39
330Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden156.83
4410Sideward BrewingOrlando127.09
5552The Tank Brewing Co.Miami113.27
6613Swamp Head BreweryGainesville110.79
774First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville107.94
8821Brew HubLakeland106.40
9997Unbranded Brewing Co.Hialeah96.10
10102Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers92.78
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)

Florida Breweries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows retail sales by each brewery for the last 12 months (LTM) ending April 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for April 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,412.77
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,057.95
3313 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,794.83
44-1Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,580.16
551Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,287.11
66-1Cigar City BrewingTampa1,269.74
770Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,268.72
881Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa1,198.25
99-1Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee1,179.70
10100Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami1,140.07
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)

Florida Breweries’ LTM Growth in Taxpaid Sales

Our next table looks at the change in each brewery’s LTM taxpaid sales from last month. This provides an estimate of a brewery’s growth rate from one month to the next, at least to the extent of retail sales. The rightmost column identifies breweries that have less than 12 months of reported taxpaid sales.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales Monthly Growth Rate for April 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11118History Class Brewing CompanyPanama City1640%*
222Unbranded Brewing Co.Hialeah225%*
33169Beardless Brewhaus^Milton199%*
44136Mammoth Oak Brewing CompanyLeesburg123%*
55148The BrewCrafteryLand O' Lakes75%*
6613Genetic BrewingLake Mary73%*
77-5Bootlegger's Brewing CompanyTampa67%*
88127Three Bulls Tavern & BreweryValrico64%*
9916Unrefined Brewing^Tarpon Springs62%*
1010161Front Page Brewing Co.Bartow47%*
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported

Florida Breweries With No
Reported Activity

Each month, a number of breweries report no retail sales or other taxable activities. The next table lists the licensed breweries that reported no activity for the twelve months through April 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – No LTM Taxable Activity through April 2020

1Hollywood Brewing Co.Hollywood
2Yeasty BrewsLauderhill
3Raw Brewing CompanyPompano Beach
4Premiere BreweryFt. Lauderdale
5Holy MackerelWilton Manors
6Krome Brewing CompanyMiami
7The Dubliner Irish PubTampa
8Rock Brothers Brewing CompanyTampa
9Clermont Brewing Company^Clermont
10Bay Street Brewery & BistroEustis

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