The Florida Breweries Report – December 2020

Florida breweries’ ended 2020 with over 420 in number and its best month since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

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 Reports reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which are generally made in its taproom.

The New Breweries: Three new Florida breweries in December 2020: LaBelle Brewing Co. (LaBelle), Bastet Brewing (Tampa), and Big Storm Brewing Co. (Orlando).

From Brewpub to Production Brewery: On brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) this month: Perfect Plain Brewing Co. (Pensacola). 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 December 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 423. Of those, 388 breweries reported taxpaid sales in December.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 13.46% in December 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 0.22%. Compared to December 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 11.07% in December2020.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in December 2020 was 24.41 barrels, a monthly increase of 2.33 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In December 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.75% of all beer sales in Florida (7.5 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 December 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Annheuser BuschJacksonville343.22
22-1Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden196.31
3313 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg175.29
443Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden132.97
55183 Sons Brewing Co.Dania Beach132.73
6633Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers116.98
7714Coastal County Brewing CompanyPensacola115.00
88-5Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton104.90
99-1Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville99.67
1010-1Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake NonaOrlando96.58
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 December 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,311.60
220Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,287.39
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,764.93
441Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,204.41
551Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,157.65
66-2Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,155.97
771Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,154.19
881Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,121.26
99-2Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,102.21
10101Calusa BrewingSarasota1,059.04
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 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11413Khoffner Craft Ales & LagersFt. Lauderdale19585%
22191Gulfport Brewery + EateryGulfport107%*
33395Ology Brewing Co. (Power Mill)Tallahassee102%*
44-2Mocama Beer CompanyFernandina Beach91%*
55-2Big Storm Brewing Co.Cape Coral85%*
6647Hyderhead BreweryDeLand51%*
77-6Azalea City Brewing Co.Palatka43%
886Coastal County Brewing CompanyPensacola40%*
99-4Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Wesley Chapel33%*
10100Southern Fields BrewingCampbellton29%*
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 December 2020

1Big Storm Brewing Co.Orlando
2Bottlenose Brewing*Jacksonville
3Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
4Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
5Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
6Commerce BrewingLargo
7Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala
8Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale
9Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg
10Dented Keg Ale WorksNew Port Richey

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