Posted by: Apr 26, 2020

In the month prior to Florida’s executive order closing brewery taprooms, monthly taxpaid sales reached their highest level since July 2019.

Monthly Highlights

  • 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.
  • Five new Florida breweries in February 2020: History Class Brewing Company (Panama City), Oil Well Craft Beer (Ava Maria), The Kelsey City Brewing Company (Lake Park), Commerce Brewing (Largo), and Front Page Brewing Co. (Bartow).
  • Emerald Republic Brewing Company upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in February 2020. 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 February 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 384. Of those, 361 breweries reported taxpaid sales in February.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 2.06% in February 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.46%. Compared to February 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 4.71% in February 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in February 2020 was 26.85 barrels, a monthly increase of 0.62 barrels per brewery.
  • In February 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.96% of all beer sales in Florida (9.6 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: https://brwlng.co/FLBreweries.

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of February 2020. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for February 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
112Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 233.90
223Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton 169.21
3312Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers 153.43
4416Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden 129.54
5513Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee 125.30
663Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami 124.32
771Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 120.57
8828Cigar City BrewingTampa 117.26
9971Dunedin BreweryDunedin 116.19
1010-3Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne 112.03
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 February 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for February 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 2,537.60
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville 2,023.61
331Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton 1,809.78
4413 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg 1,729.12
551Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee 1,374.08
66-3Cigar City BrewingTampa 1,357.79
770Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 1,356.93
880Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne 1,265.65
990Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa 1,224.65
10100Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami 1,147.09
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 February 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11190Unseen Creatures Brewing & BlendingMiami162%*
22220Unrefined Brewing^Tarpon Springs144%*
330Emerald Republic Brewing Company^Pensacola144%*
44207JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando80%
55229Genetic BrewingLake Mary80%*
66202Big Hammock Brewery and BitesOcala68%*
77216Five Branches BrewingTarpon Springs68%*
88-6Salty Oak Brewing Co.Panama City53%*
990If I Brewed the WorldSt. Petersburg47%*
1010204Liquid Garage Co.New Port Richey46%*
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 February 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – No LTM Taxable Activity through February 2020

wdt_IDBreweries with No LTM Taxpaid Sales
1History Class Brewing Company
2Hollywood Brewing Co.
3Yeasty Brews
4Raw Brewing Company
5Premiere Brewery
6Holy Mackerel
7Cultured Collective
8Oil Well Craft Beer
9Krome Brewing Company
10The Dubliner Irish Pub
Breweries with No LTM Taxpaid Sales