Posted by: Mar 08, 2015

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.11)Florida breweries ended 2014 with double digit growth in taxpaid sales.

Monthly Highlights

  • Two eagerly anticipated new breweries are included in this edition of The Florida Brewery Report: Angry Chair Brewing in Tampa and Infinite Ale Works in Ocala.
  • In December 2014, the total number of licensed breweries stands at 135. Of those, 116 breweries reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was up 15.74% in December 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 15.80%.
  • In December 2014, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.33% of all beer sales in Florida (3 out of 1,000 beers sold).

Comparison of Florida Breweries Taxpaid Sales to All Sales

In this table, we compare the taxpaid sales by Florida breweries as compared to all beer sales subject to tax in Florida. Most of what a brewery pays taxes on is the sale of its own beer at retail in a taproom or a brewpub. In the following table, we compare this number to all the taxable beer sales in Florida, which includes breweries’ retail sales of their own beer and all sales by Florida distributors.

Comparison of Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries and All Reporters
for the month of December 2014
By Florida BreweriesBy Florida DistributorsBreweries’ Shares
Monthly Taxpaid Sales (in gallons)                 122,154.14    36,821,937.740.33%
LTM Monthly Taxpaid Sales (in gallons)               1,343,079.19  407,956,096.760.33%

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of December 2014. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of December 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales
(in barrels)
1+1Cigar City BrewingTampa316.97
2-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville300.19
3+1Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton141.33
4-1Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta106.84
5+2Dunedin BreweryDunedin91.11
60Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa90.28
7+13 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg76.84
8+11Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach73.65
9+6McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola70.23
10-1Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach70.00
11+14A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine67.25
12+1McGuire’s Irish PubDestin66.87
13-1Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach62.55
14+18Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville55.81
15-10Bold City BreweryJacksonville53.45
16+1Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral50.78
17+38Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs48.58
18-2Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola48.29
19-8Swamp Head BreweryGainesville47.17
20-2Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville46.83
21+2UleleTampa43.77
22+8Cask & LarderWinter Park39.12
23-13Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg39.09
24-3Cigar City BrewpubTampa38.53
25-11Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista37.90
26+26Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach37.75
27-7Orlando BrewingOrlando37.06
28-4Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg36.67
29-3Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville36.43
30-3Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami35.46
31+3Motorworks BrewingBradenton35.17
32-4First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville34.30
33-4Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park33.65
34+47venth Sun BreweryDunedin32.36
35-2Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach31.76
36+34Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista30.64
37+17Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach29.23
38-1Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa27.38
39+12Miami Brewing Co.Homestead27.07
40+6Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers26.42
41-10Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee25.92
42-2Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables24.80
43+25Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota24.25
44+12Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo24.09
45+30BrewzziBoca Raton24.00
46+66Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & GrillKey West23.87
47-11Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne23.73
48-13Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville23.50
49-4St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg22.91
50+17Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa21.87
51-7Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa21.51
52-2Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood21.32
53+4Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers21.24
54-15Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach20.96
55+7Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota20.93
56+4Longneck Brew HouseStuart20.70
57+1Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola20.50
58NRAngry Chair BrewingTampa19.29
59+10Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville19.26
60+18LauderAleFt. Lauderdale18.97
61NRThe Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood18.33
62-3Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater17.66
630Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa17.40
64-15Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee17.27
65-12River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville16.75
66-18Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa15.58
67-45Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach14.26
68+9Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach13.44
69-8Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs12.70
70+38Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River12.67
71+10Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee12.44
72+47Mad Beach Craft Brewing CompanyMadeira Beach11.82
73+45House of BeerDunedin11.77
74-33Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand11.50
75+13Naples Beach BreweryNaples11.45
76-3Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater11.44
77-11Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs11.07
78-35JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota11.05
79-15New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach10.83
80-8Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville10.76
81-10The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton9.81
82+20Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach9.17
83-3Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park9.13
84-42Six Ten BrewingTampa8.00
85-6Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora7.90
86+20Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach7.33
87-40Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne7.00
88-6Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island6.99
89-6Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton6.71
90-6Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port6.67
91-2Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers6.27
92-2Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford5.83
93-1Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian5.50
94-29Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor5.35
95-8Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity5.26
96-11Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda5.18
97+8Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City4.97
98-7Three Palms BrewingTampa4.76
99-23Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami4.67
100-26Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach4.67
101-8R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island4.52
102-5Redlight RedlightOrlando4.19
103+26Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach4.07
104-10Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale3.58
105-19Bone Island BrewingKey West3.42
106-6Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa2.94
107-11Burkes of IrelandCrystal River2.90
108-9Brooksville Brewing Co.Spring Hill2.42
109-11Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park1.52
110-1MIA Brewing Co.Miami1.50
111-16Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach1.00
112NRESB BrewingTampa0.97
113-9The CorkscrewOcala0.52
114-11Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs0.36
115+15Two Lions WineryDunedin0.26
116-15Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa0.18

Florida Breweries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows retail sales by each brewery for the last 12 months (LTM) ending December 2014.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of December 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales
(in barrels)
10Cigar City BrewingTampa4,664.05
20Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,407.79
30Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,730.05
40Dunedin BreweryDunedin1,275.58
50Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta1,186.33
60Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa1,108.70
70McGuire’s Irish PubDestin1,069.97
8+1Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach969.35
9-1Bold City BreweryJacksonville940.32
100McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola868.47
110Swamp Head BreweryGainesville709.05
120A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine698.70
130Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach683.92
140Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach681.20
1503 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg654.25
160Cigar City BrewpubTampa592.24
17+4Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral585.90
18-1Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville582.80
190Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola570.82
20-2Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista560.30
21-1Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg532.92
220Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach508.75
230Orlando BrewingOrlando464.81
24+1Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville456.21
25-1Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville453.20
26+1Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg448.63
27-17venth Sun BreweryDunedin426.97
28+2Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs400.16
290Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami398.38
30+2Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park386.85
310Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach382.92
32+1Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa370.11
33+1Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach355.16
34+2Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables340.90
35-7BrewzziWest Palm Beach329.00
36-1Miami Brewing Co.Homestead322.49
370Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo309.15
380Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne265.71
39+1Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood263.79
40+1Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa261.26
41-2Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee256.52
42+2Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers256.31
43-1BrewzziBoca Raton244.00
44+1Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa243.14
45-2Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne238.00
46+1River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville213.57
47+7Motorworks BrewingBradenton207.61
48+2Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach205.71
490Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa203.64
50+6Cask & LarderWinter Park202.94
510Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers200.74
52-4Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota195.30
530Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa195.15
54+1St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg188.52
55+2Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee184.64
56-10Cask & Larder Brewing Co.Winter Park181.62
57-5Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville173.86
58+2Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach169.69
59-1JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota161.01
60+3Longneck Brew HouseStuart153.16
61+14UleleTampa146.72
62-3The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton146.07
63+9First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville140.52
64-2Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs137.17
65+2New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach133.45
66+8Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota127.93
67+2Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater127.69
68-7Darwin’s on 4thSarasota126.00
69-1Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port122.76
70+7Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola121.31
71-7The Hourglass Brewery (Old Location)Longwood120.61
72-6Florida BreweryAuburndale118.52
73-3Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee117.24
74+2Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach116.15
75+3Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater112.76
76-3Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park108.53
77-6Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island106.59
78+2Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River96.25
790Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora95.81
80+1Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & GrillKey West89.52
81+1Six Ten BrewingTampa85.24
82+1Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda79.15
83+4Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville70.88
84+1Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand67.00
85-1Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton62.28
860Naples Beach BreweryNaples55.51
87+6LauderAleFt. Lauderdale54.42
88NRThe Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood54.00
89+9Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville53.00
90-2Cafe KariboFernandina Beach48.39
91-2Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach47.94
92+18Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista42.64
93-3Brooksville Brewing Co.Spring Hill41.61
94+6Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs38.45
95-4Three Palms BrewingTampa38.15
96-4Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale37.05
97-2Burkes of IrelandCrystal River35.60
98-2R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island35.48
99-2Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach32.10
100+1Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach30.00
101+1Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami28.72
102-3Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa27.19
103-9Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa26.11
104+3Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach25.78
105-2Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City25.77
1060Redlight RedlightOrlando21.13
107-2Bone Island BrewingKey West20.45
108NRAngry Chair BrewingTampa19.29
109-5Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs18.78
110-1Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor18.35
1110Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian17.12
1120Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers16.79
1130Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity15.29
1140Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford14.32
115-7Fermentation LoungeTallahassee14.19
116+1House of BeerDunedin12.60
117+6Mad Beach Craft Brewing CompanyMadeira Beach11.82
118-3Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park6.39
119+10Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach4.07
120-4The CorkscrewOcala2.73
121-2MIA Brewing Co.Miami1.50
122NRESB BrewingTampa0.97
123+7Two Lions WineryDunedin0.26
124-6Organic Brewery BrewpubHollywood0.00
125-5Engine 15 Brewing Co. Production BreweryJacksonville0.00
126NRInfinite Ale WorksOcala0.00
127-6JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando0.00
128-6Dixie Grill and BarWest Palm Beach0.00
129+3Barley Mow Brewing Co. Production BreweryLargo0.00
130-6Mizkan AmericasAlfred0.00
131-6Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale0.00
132-6Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven0.00
133-6Brew HubLakeland0.00
134-6Lakeland Brewing Co.Lakeland0.00
135-4Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry0.00

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.

LTM Reported Retail Sales Monthly Growth Rate for Florida Breweries
for the month of December 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1+82House of BeerDunedin1431%
2+79Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista255%
3+71Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville80%
4-3Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford69%
50Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers60%
6+24Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach55%
7+7LauderAleFt. Lauderdale54%
8-6Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity52%
9NRThe Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood51%
10-6Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs49%
11-1Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian47%
12-5UleleTampa43%
13+80Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor41%
14+1Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville37%
15-3First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville32%
16-13Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park31%
17+3Redlight RedlightOrlando25%
18+47Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City24%
19-3Cask & LarderWinter Park24%
20-2The CorkscrewOcala23%
21+6Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota23%
22+4Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach21%
23-17Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand21%
24-5Motorworks BrewingBradenton20%
25-2Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola20%
26-17Bone Island BrewingKey West20%
27-19Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami19%
28-6Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater19%
29-18Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach18%
30-13Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee16%
31+9Longneck Brew HouseStuart14%
32-7St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg14%
33+4Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach13%
34+5R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island12%
35-11Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton12%
36+93Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach12%
37-24Six Ten BrewingTampa10%
38+8Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach10%
39+78Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa9%
40+2Burkes of IrelandCrystal River9%
41-10New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach9%
42-133 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg9%
43-7Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers8%
44-11Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg8%
450Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral8%
46-25JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota7%
47-6Three Palms BrewingTampa7%
48+30Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & GrillKey West7%
49-11Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda7%
50+80Naples Beach BreweryNaples7%
51+61Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River7%
52-4Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville6%
53-3Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater6%
54+6Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers5%
55+43Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale4%
56-2River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville4%
57-5Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park4%
58+3Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach4%
59-27Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach4%
60-7Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa4%
61+54Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park4%
62-27Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach3%
63-20Annheuser BuschJacksonville2%
64+377venth Sun BreweryDunedin2%
65+32Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo2%
66+42Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee2%
67-18Brooksville Brewing Co.Spring Hill2%
68-12Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa2%
69-6Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa1%
70-8Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora1%
710Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1%
72-4Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs1%
73+27Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach1%
74-10Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood1%
75-24Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa1%
76-4Cigar City BrewingTampa1%
77-43Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami1%
78+31Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola1%
79+35Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville0%
80+43Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs0%
81-23Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne0%
82-25Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa0%
83-39Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach0%
84+40Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port0%
85+17Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach0%
86+17McGuire’s Irish PubDestin0%
87-12Organic Brewery BrewpubHollywood0%
88-12MIA Brewing Co.Miami0%
89-12Engine 15 Brewing Co. Production BreweryJacksonville0%
90NRESB BrewingTampa0%
91NRAngry Chair BrewingTampa0%
92NRInfinite Ale WorksOcala0%
93-14Cafe KariboFernandina Beach0%
94-14JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando0%
95-13Dixie Grill and BarWest Palm Beach0%
96-12Mad Beach Craft Brewing CompanyMadeira Beach0%
97-2Barley Mow Brewing Co. Production BreweryLargo0%
98-6Two Lions WineryDunedin0%
99-13Mizkan AmericasAlfred0%
100-13Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale0%
101-13Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven0%
102-13Brew HubLakeland0%
103-13Lakeland Brewing Co.Lakeland0%
104-10Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry0%
105-14Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach0%
106-10Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables0%
107+12Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville0%
108-9Cigar City BrewpubTampa0%
109-5Dunedin BreweryDunedin-1%
110-3McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola-1%
111-41The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton-1%
112+9Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs-1%
113-54Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa-1%
114-48Orlando BrewingOrlando-2%
115-48A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine-2%
116-5Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee-2%
117-89Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg-3%
118-63Bold City BreweryJacksonville-3%
119-46Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne-3%
120-51Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island-3%
121-16Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta-3%
122-75Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista-3%
123-3Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach-3%
124-8Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota-3%
1250BrewzziBoca Raton-4%
126-8Swamp Head BreweryGainesville-4%
127-17Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville-5%
128-6Fermentation LoungeTallahassee-6%
129-44Florida BreweryAuburndale-8%
130-24Miami Brewing Co.Homestead-8%
131-18Darwin’s on 4thSarasota-9%
132-6The Hourglass Brewery (Old Location)Longwood-9%
133-5Cask & Larder Brewing Co.Winter Park-12%
134-7BrewzziWest Palm Beach-18%
135-3Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa-24%

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 December 2014.

Florida Breweries with No Reported Retail Activity
through December 2014
Organic Brewery Brewpub
Engine 15 Brewing Co. Production Brewery
Infinite Ale Works
JW Marriott Grande Lakes
Dixie Grill and Bar
Barley Mow Brewing Co. Production Brewery