Posted by: Feb 23, 2020

Ten new breweries in December 2019 cap year that saw 75 new Florida breweries.

Monthly Highlights

  • Ten new Florida breweries in December 2019: Holy Mackerel (Wilton Manors), Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending (Miami), Emerald Republic Brewing Company (Pensacola), Barriehaus Beer Co. ( Tampa), Big Hammock Brewery and Bites (Ocala), Fort Walton Brewing Company (Fort Walton Beach), Liquid Garage Co. (New Port Richey), Bayboro Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg), Five Branches Brewing (Tarpon Springs), and The Joinery (Lakeland).
  • One Florida brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in December 2019: Unrefined Brewing (Tarpon Springs). 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 December 2019, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 373 (this number has been updated to reflect breweries that are now defunct). Of those, 366 breweries reported taxpaid sales in December.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 3.49% in December 2019. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.14%. Compared to December 2018, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 4.27% in December 2019.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in December 2019 was 26.48 barrels, a monthly increase of .51 barrels per brewery.
  • In December 2019, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.80% of all beer sales in Florida (8.0 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 December 2019. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for December 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Annheuser BuschJacksonville352.71
22193Hidden Springs Ale WorksTampa241.62
330Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden226.20
442The Tank Brewing Co.Miami172.10
554Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton139.68
6626Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral123.40
771Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne118.68
885Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville109.44
99-2Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami108.77
10106Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta107.95
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 December 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for December 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,422.58
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,039.23
330Cigar City BrewingTampa1,781.56
440Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,778.69
5503 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,733.66
662Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee1,342.05
770Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,307.98
882Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,237.17
990Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa1,210.39
10101Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami1,086.78
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 December 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11184LaBelle Brewing Co.LaBelle633%*
22171Salty Oak Brewing Co.Panama City132%*
33-1Hiatus Brewing Co.Ocala68%*
44184The Fat Rabbit Brewing Co.Tampa67%*
55214Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale64%*
661923 Car Garage Brewing Co.Bradenton59%*
7710Strange Beast Brewpub & PizzeriaMiami53%*
88-7Wolf Branch Brewing Co.Mount Dora51%*
99-2Hammerstein Brewing Co.Largo45%*
1010-1Blue Springs BrewingOrange City44%*
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 December 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – No Reported Taxable Activity through December 2019

wdt_IDNo Reported Taxpaid Activity
1Hollywood Brewing Co.
2Yeasty Brews
3Raw Brewing Company
4Premiere Brewery
5Holy Mackerel
6Cultured Collective
7Krome Brewing Company
8Unbranded Brewing Co.
9Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending
10King Maker Brewing
No Reported Taxpaid Activity