The Florida Breweries Report – February 2021

In February 2021, Florida breweries reversed the prior month’s drop in taxpaid sales.

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 Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which are generally made in its taproom. Each April and October, breweries with lapsed licenses and no taxpaid sales within the past 12 months are purged from the Florida Breweries Report.

The New Breweries: One new Florida breweries in February 2021: EST 33 (Miami).

From Brewpub to Production Brewery: One brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) this month: Strange Colt Brewery (Niceville). 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 February 2021, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 428. Of those, 376 breweries reported taxpaid sales in February.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 6.72% in February 2021. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 0.27%. Compared to February 2020, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 10.14% in February 2021.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in February 2021 was 24.13 barrels, a monthly increase of 1.00 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In February 2021, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.91% of all beer sales in Florida (9.1 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 February 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
112.003 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg246.54
2211.00Calusa BrewingSarasota184.65
33-2.00Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden174.68
44315.00Annheuser BuschJacksonville146.37
556.00Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa141.10
662.00Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne130.03
7778.00J Wakefield BrewingMiami129.62
8890.00Hourglass BrewingLongwood129.32
99-4.00Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton126.12
10106.00Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers124.43
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 February 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,252.86
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,166.39
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,880.42
442Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,182.29
555Calusa BrewingSarasota1,160.49
661Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,151.79
77-3Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,151.12
88-3Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,148.25
99-1Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,092.80
1010-1Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,062.54
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 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11162Salty Oak Brewing Co.^Panama City186%*
22218Grayton Beer Company (County Hwy 30A)Santa Rosa Beach121%*
33194Skunkworts Brewing ConcernWest Palm Beach104%
440Yeasty BrewsLauderhill82%
55-4Perfect Plain Brewing Co.^Pensacola50%*
66120Brew TheoryOrlando45%
7719Azalea City Brewing Co.Palatka35%
881Ology Brewing Co. (Power Mill)Tallahassee34%*
99197Southern Lights Brewing CompanyClearwater31%*
1010-4Mocama Beer CompanyFernandina Beach29%*
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 February 2021

1Big Storm Brewing Co.Orlando
2Bootlegger's BrewworxBrandon
3Bottlenose Brewing*Jacksonville
4Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
5Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
6Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int'l AirportTampa
7Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
8Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala
9Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale
10Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg

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