Posted by: Oct 27, 2019

Florida breweries’ Last-Twelve-Months (LTM) taxpaid sales growth stayed positive in August 2019, while monthly sale growth turned negative.

Monthly Highlights

  • Four new Florida breweries in August 2019: Orchestrated Minds Brewing (Ft. Lauderdale), Oyster City Brewing Co. (17 Ave D) (Apalachicola), The Fat Rabbit Brewing Co. (Tampa), and Orange County Brewers (Lake Mary).
  • No Florida brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in August 2019. 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 August 2019, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 363. Of those, 344 breweries reported taxpaid sales in August.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 2.30% in August 2019. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.58%. Compared to August 2018, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 12.36% in August 2019.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in August 2019 was 27.73 barrels, a monthly decrease of 0.57 barrels per brewery.
  • In August 2019, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.78% of all beer sales in Florida (7.8 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: http://bit.ly/FLBreweries.

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid
Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of August 2019. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for August 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden255.00
2212The Waterfront BreweryKey West165.00
332Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton156.00
44-3Annheuser BuschJacksonville139.00
552Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa137.00
66-3Cigar City BrewingTampa127.00
7740Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami124.00
88-43 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg124.00
997Hourglass BrewingLongwood118.00
10100Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee117.00
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 August 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for August 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,453.36
22-1Concrete Beach BreweryMiami2,449.02
330Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,395.91
440Cigar City BrewingTampa2,269.23
550Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,718.95
6603 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,472.49
770Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa1,394.06
880Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,219.94
990Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,193.18
10101Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami1,096.97
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 August 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11195Ocean Republic Brewing Co.Stuart0.84*
22190Eight-Foot Brewing^Cape Coral0.70*
3354The Waterfront BreweryKey West0.50*
441Phyre Brewery & TavernSt Cloud0.46*
55-4High Springs Brewing CompanyHigh Springs0.44*
66-4Cracy Dingo Brewing Company at Southern Fresh FarmsFt. Myers0.42*
772Clermont Brewing CompanyClermont0.36*
88-1Dixieland Brewing & SupplyHomosassa0.33*
999Sideward BrewingOrlando0.30*
1010-2Big Top Brewing Co. (Gainesville)Gainesville0.28*
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 August 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – No Reported Taxable Activity through August 2019

wdt_IDBrewery
1Hollywood Brewing Co.
2Yeasty Brews
3Raw Brewing Company
4Premiere Brewery
5Invasive Species Brewing*
6Nine State Brewery
7Krome Brewing Company
8Intuition Ale Works (Production Brewery)
9Brooksville Brewing Co.
10The Fat Rabbit Brewing Co.
Brewery