The Florida Breweries Report – April 2021

Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales for April 2021 up over 80% of sales for April 2020.

Monthly Highlights

The Data: 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 Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which are generally made in its taproom. Each April and October, breweries with lapsed licenses and no taxpaid sales within the past 12 months are purged from the Florida Breweries Report.

The New Breweries: Three new Florida breweries in April 2021: Prision Pals Brewing Co. (Doral), Gatlin Hall Brewing (Orlando), and World’s Most Famous Brewery (Daytona Beach).

From Brewpub to Production Brewery: No breweries upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) this month. 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 ^.

Total Number of Breweries: In April 2021, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 406 (after breweries that no longer have active licenses). Of those, 385 breweries reported taxpaid sales for the month.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 0.66% in April 2021. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 4.78%. Compared to April 2020, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 1.54% in April 2021.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in April 2021 was 28.26 barrels, a monthly decrease of 0.64 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In April 2021, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.84% of all beer sales in Florida (8.4 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

This table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for April 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
1193 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg 204.45
22105Unbranded Brewing Co.Hialeah 191.18
33-2Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 181.16
4431Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg 155.28
556Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers 141.90
66-3Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden 129.09
77-3Annheuser BuschJacksonville 126.17
881Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 118.33
9929Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake NonaOrlando 114.68
101022Swamp Head BreweryGainesville 114.43
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 this month.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for April 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,427.31
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,159.82
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,853.38
441Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,304.17
55-1Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,285.31
661Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,236.76
77-1Calusa BrewingSarasota1,197.22
881Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,175.81
99-1Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,170.99
10100Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,070.80
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 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11292Commerce BrewingLargo1779%
22282Dade City Brew HouseDade City675%*
33298Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven400%
44271Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista383%
55245Cerveceria la TropicaleMiami156%*
66280Dented Keg Ale WorksNew Port Richey103%*
77-4Strange Colt Brewery^Niceville91%*
88271Big Storm Brewing Co.Orlando81%*
99299Horse Power PavilionFreeport78%*
1010-2Grayton Beer Company (County Hwy 30A)Santa Rosa Beach68%*
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 this month.

Florida Breweries Report – No LTM Taxable Activity through April 2021

1Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
2Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
3Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int'l AirportTampa
4Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
5Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala
6Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale
7Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg
8Dunedin Brewery (Production Brewery)Dunedin
9Florida Craft BrewerySanford
10Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale

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