The Florida Breweries Report – January 2015

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.11)Florida starts 2015 by adding six new breweries.

Monthly Highlights

  • Six new breweries are included in this edition of The Florida Brewery Report: J Wakefield Brewing in Miami, Florida Keys Brewing Co. in Islamorada, Destin Brewery in Destin, 1010 Brewing Co. in Orlando, Twisted Trunk Brewing Co. in Palm Beach Garden, and Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton.
  • In January 2015, the total number of breweries licensed within the past 12 months stands at 141. Of those, 113 breweries reported taxpaid sales in January.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was down 8.33% in January 2015. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 11.43%.
  • In January 2015, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.34% 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 January 2015
By Florida BreweriesBy Florida DistributorsBreweries’ Shares
Monthly Taxpaid Sales (in gallons)                 111,976.34    33,249,688.740.34%
LTM Monthly Taxpaid Sales (in gallons)               1,189,576.02  410,827,266.650.29%

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of January 2015. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of January 2015
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales
(in barrels)
1+2Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton242.69
20Annheuser BuschJacksonville231.47
3-2Cigar City BrewingTampa188.22
4+1Dunedin BreweryDunedin125.04
5+18Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg108.82
60Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa94.43
7-3Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta92.29
8-13 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg82.11
9+32Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee76.42
10+3Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach75.89
11+19Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami75.58
12-3McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola74.13
13+13Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach72.75
14-4Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach71.44
15-3McGuire’s Irish PubDestin70.61
16-8Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach67.01
17-1Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral58.26
18-3Bold City BreweryJacksonville56.55
190Swamp Head BreweryGainesville56.14
20+16Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista56.08
22-2Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville53.44
23+5Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg52.33
24-13A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine48.00
25+8Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park44.51
26+35The Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood44.17
270Orlando BrewingOrlando43.18
28-10Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola40.71
29+6Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach39.02
30+8Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa37.30
31+43Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand36.66
32-1Motorworks BrewingBradenton35.31
33+54Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne35.00
34-5Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville32.40
35+17Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood31.73
36+4Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers31.50
37+7Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo31.20
38+26Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee29.56
39-7First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville28.97
40+2Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables28.80
41+8St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg27.90
42-25Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs26.16
43-4Miami Brewing Co.Homestead26.10
44-20Cigar City BrewpubTampa25.64
45-23Cask & LarderWinter Park25.04
46-32Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville25.01
47+12Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville24.74
48-1Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne24.40
49-157venth Sun BreweryDunedin23.97
50+1Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa21.56
51+2Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers21.17
52-9Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota20.85
53-28Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista19.60
54-6Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville19.50
55+2Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola19.19
56+22JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota18.13
57+1Angry Chair BrewingTampa17.65
58+38Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda17.30
59NRJ Wakefield BrewingMiami17.14
60+8Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach16.98
61+18New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach16.63
62+48MIA Brewing Co.Miami15.86
63-7Longneck Brew HouseStuart15.39
64+17The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton14.17
65-11Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach14.08
66-11Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota13.95
67+17Six Ten BrewingTampa13.67
68+1Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs13.45
69-24BrewzziBoca Raton13.00
70-7Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa13.00
71+23Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor12.35
72-35Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach12.25
73-8River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville12.00
74+2Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater11.76
75-9Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa11.41
76+1Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs11.29
77+3Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville10.97
78-11Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach10.63
79-17Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater10.44
80-30Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa10.19
81+4Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora9.68
82+17Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami9.52
83-23LauderAleFt. Lauderdale9.16
84+11Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity9.03
85+13Three Palms BrewingTampa8.67
86+4Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port8.32
87-4Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park8.26
88+3Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers8.13
890Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton8.00
90-15Naples Beach BreweryNaples6.58
91+1Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford6.16
92-22Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River6.08
93-22Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee5.53
94+6Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach5.50
95-7Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island5.10
96+25Cafe KariboFernandina Beach4.84
97-4Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian4.73
98+6Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale4.61
99-17Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach4.35
100+7Burkes of IrelandCrystal River3.87
101+5Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa3.00
102+9Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach3.00
103+9ESB BrewingTampa2.90
104-2Redlight RedlightOrlando2.90
105+9Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs2.77
106+17JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando2.71
107-6R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island2.58
108+1Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park2.23
109-36House of BeerDunedin2.03
110+3The CorkscrewOcala0.84
111+5Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa0.75
112-15Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City0.37
113-10Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach0.18

Florida Breweries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows retail sales by each brewery for the last 12 months (LTM) ending January 2015.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of January 2015
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales
(in barrels)
10Cigar City BrewingTampa4,437.80
20Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,454.92
30Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,816.51
40Dunedin BreweryDunedin1,279.87
50Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta1,199.78
60Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa1,100.87
70McGuire’s Irish PubDestin1,066.00
80Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach943.29
90Bold City BreweryJacksonville922.13
100McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola866.21
110Swamp Head BreweryGainesville720.18
12+1Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach710.77
13+23 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg708.21
140Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach706.20
15-3A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine680.25
16+5Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg617.72
170Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral593.37
18+1Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola573.45
19+3Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach562.50
20-4Cigar City BrewpubTampa561.63
21-3Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville561.52
22-2Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista513.70
23+1Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville484.23
24-1Orlando BrewingOrlando474.35
25+1Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg471.71
26+3Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami454.01
27-2Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville450.28
28-17venth Sun BreweryDunedin410.45
29+3Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa407.41
30+1Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach399.69
31-1Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park398.65
32-4Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs393.84
330Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach343.29
340Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables339.40
35+2Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo318.85
360Miami Brewing Co.Homestead309.25
37+2Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood273.73
38+4Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers270.94
39-4BrewzziWest Palm Beach269.00
40+1Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee268.21
41-3Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne267.32
42+13Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee261.06
43+2Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne252.00
44-4Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa250.93
45-1Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa247.39
46-3BrewzziBoca Raton244.52
470Motorworks BrewingBradenton242.92
48+2Cask & LarderWinter Park227.98
49-1Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach219.79
50+4St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg216.43
510Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers210.33
52-6River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville205.32
54-5Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa201.77
55-3Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota195.30
56-3Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa188.87
57+1Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach181.94
58+1JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota179.14
59+4First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville169.49
600Longneck Brew HouseStuart168.54
61-4Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville168.00
62+4Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota148.78
63-1The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton148.25
64+1New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach144.66
65-1Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs140.62
66+4Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola140.50
67-11Cask & Larder Brewing Co.Winter Park137.47
68+6Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach133.12
69-2Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater130.78
70-1Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port127.75
71+4Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater123.20
72-4Darwin’s on 4thSarasota116.00
730Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee114.77
74-3The Hourglass Brewery (Old Location)Longwood110.08
75+1Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park108.71
76+1Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island105.21
77+7Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand103.66
78-6Florida BreweryAuburndale100.38
79+2Six Ten BrewingTampa98.90
80+12Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista98.72
81-3Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River98.46
82+6The Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood98.17
83-4Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora96.94
84-2Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda96.45
85-2Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville95.61
86-6Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & GrillKey West77.58
87+2Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville72.50
88-3Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton70.28
89-2LauderAleFt. Lauderdale63.58
90-4Naples Beach BreweryNaples57.04
91+3Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs51.90
92+3Three Palms BrewingTampa45.01
93-3Cafe KariboFernandina Beach43.55
94-3Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach43.45
95+1Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale39.55
96+1Burkes of IrelandCrystal River39.47
97-4Brooksville Brewing Co.Spring Hill38.39
98+3Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami38.24
99+9Angry Chair BrewingTampa36.94
100-2R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island36.13
101-1Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach35.50
102-3Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach35.10
103+7Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor30.71
104-2Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa30.19
105-1Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach30.13
106-1Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City26.14
107+5Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers24.92
108-5Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa24.82
109+4Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity24.32
110-4Redlight RedlightOrlando24.03
1110Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian21.84
112+2Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford20.48
113-6Bone Island BrewingKey West20.45
114-5Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs20.16
115+6MIA Brewing Co.Miami17.36
116NRJ Wakefield BrewingMiami17.14
117-1House of BeerDunedin14.63
118-3Fermentation LoungeTallahassee14.19
119-2Mad Beach Craft Brewing CompanyMadeira Beach11.82
120-2Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park8.61
121-2Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach4.25
1220ESB BrewingTampa3.87
123-3The CorkscrewOcala3.56
124+3JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando2.71
125-2Two Lions WineryDunedin0.26

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 January 2015
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1+85MIA Brewing Co.Miami1058%
2+86ESB BrewingTampa300%
3-1Sea Dog Brewing Co.Buena Vista132%
4+85Angry Chair BrewingTampa91%
5+4The Hourglass Brewery (New Location)Longwood82%
6+7Stilt House BreweryPalm Harbor67%
7+1Escape Brewing CompanyTrinity59%
8+15Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand55%
9-4Old Soul BrewingFt. Myers48%
10-6Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.Sanford43%
11+19Proof Brewing Co. Production BreweryTallahassee41%
13-10Playalinda Brewing Co.Titusville37%
14-4Momentum BrewhouseBonita Springs35%
15-1Veterans United Craft BreweryJacksonville35%
160Citrus Park House of BeerCitrus Park35%
17+10Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.Miami33%
18+3The CorkscrewOcala31%
19-8Pareidolia Brewing Co.Sebastian28%
20+27Fat Point Brewing Co.Punta Gorda22%
21-6First Magnitude Brewing Co.Gainesville21%
22+7Orchid Island BreweryVero Beach18%
23+19Three Palms BrewingTampa18%
240Motorworks BrewingBradenton17%
25-19Daytona Beach Brewing Co.Daytona Beach17%
26-19LauderAleFt. Lauderdale17%
27-7Big Top Brewing Co.Sarasota16%
28-27House of BeerDunedin16%
29+10Six Ten BrewingTampa16%
30+33Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg16%
31-6Oyster City Brewing Co.Apalachicola16%
32+1St. Pete Brewing Co.St. Petersburg15%
33+1Sailfish Brewing Co.Vero Beach15%
34+23Wynwood Brewing CompanyMiami14%
35-18Redlight RedlightOrlando14%
36+1Darwin Brewing Co.Bradenton13%
37-18Cask & LarderWinter Park12%
38+8JDub’s Brewing CompanySarasota11%
39-3Brewers’ Tasting RoomTampa11%
40+1Burkes of IrelandCrystal River11%
41+19Ragtime Tavern Seafood & GrillAtlantic Beach11%
42+2Yuengling Brewing Co.Tampa10%
43-12Longneck Brew HouseStuart10%
44+18Tomoka BreweryOrmond Beach9%
45-17Sea Dog Brewing Co.Clearwater9%
46+8New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.New Smyrna Beach8%
47-43 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg8%
48+79Saint Somewhere Brewing CompanyTarpon Springs7%
49-27Zeta Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach7%
50-12Ormond Brewing CompanyOrmond Beach7%
51+5Mack HouseFt. Lauderdale7%
520Aardwolf Brewing Co.Jacksonville6%
53+75Charlie & Jakes Brewery GrilleMelbourne6%
54+5Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers6%
55+18Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg5%
56+54Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton5%
57-7Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFt. Myers5%
58+48Proof Brewing Co. Pub & Bottle ShopTallahassee5%
59+7Engine 15 Brewing Co.Jacksonville Beach4%
60+43Grayton Beer Co.Santa Rosa Beach4%
61+4Peg’s Cantina & BrewpubGulf Port4%
62+8Green Room BrewingJacksonville Beach4%
63+42Organic Brewery Production BreweryHollywood4%
64-11Saltwater BreweryDelray Beach4%
65+12Barley Mow Brewing Co. TavernLargo3%
66+17Rapp Brewing CompanyPinellas Park3%
67-32Naples Beach BreweryNaples3%
680Coral Springs Tap HouseCoral Springs3%
690Pair O’Dice Brewing Co.Clearwater2%
70-30Copp Winery & BreweryCrystal River2%
71+7Orlando BrewingOrlando2%
72-23Annheuser BuschJacksonville2%
73-28R-Bar & GrilleTreasure Island2%
74-2Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa2%
75+6Swamp Head BreweryGainesville2%
76+36The Funky Buddha LoungeBoca Raton1%
77-59Two Henrys Brewing Co.Plant City1%
78+26Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral1%
79+28Mt Dora BrewingMt. Dora1%
80-13Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta1%
81-1Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1%
82-11Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola0%
83+38Dunedin BreweryDunedin0%
84-33BrewzziBoca Raton0%
85-9Pinglehead Brewing CompanyOrange Park0%
86-1Organic Brewery BrewpubHollywood0%
87NRJ Wakefield BrewingMiami0%
88-1Engine 15 Brewing Co. Production BreweryJacksonville0%
89+1Fermentation LoungeTallahassee0%
90+1Infinite Ale WorksOcala0%
91NRFlorida Keys Brewing Co.Islamorada0%
92-66Bone Island BrewingKey West0%
93NRDestin BreweryDestin0%
94NR1010 Brewing Co.Orlando0%
95-3JW Marriott Grande LakesOrlando0%
96-3Dixie Grill and BarWest Palm Beach0%
97NRTwisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden0%
98NRBarrel of Monks Brewing Co.Boca Raton0%
99-5Mad Beach Craft Brewing CompanyMadeira Beach0%
100-5Barley Mow Brewing Co. Production BreweryLargo0%
101-5Two Lions WineryDunedin0%
102-5Mizkan AmericasAlfred0%
103-5Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale0%
104-5Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven0%
105-5Brew HubLakeland0%
106-5Lakeland Brewing Co.Lakeland0%
107-46Sarasota Brewing Co.Sarasota0%
108-6Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry0%
109-1McGuire’s Irish PubPensacola0%
110-1McGuire’s Irish PubDestin0%
111+2Titanic Brewery & RestaurantCoral Gables0%
112-30Intuition Ale WorksJacksonville-1%
113-2Tampa Bay Brewing CompanyTampa-1%
114-39Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Tampa-1%
115-36Bugnutty Brewing Co.Merritt Island-1%
116-61Big Bear Brewing Co.Coral Springs-2%
117+1Bold City BreweryJacksonville-2%
118-60Momo’s Pizza & BrewpubTallahassee-2%
119-35A1A Ale WorksSt. Augustine-3%
120+2Due South Brewing Co.Boynton Beach-3%
121-57Wild Rover Pub & BreweryOdessa-3%
122-2Props Brewery & GrillFt. Walton Beach-3%
123+1Tall Paul’s Brew HouseGainesville-3%
124-50Seven Bridges Grille & BreweryJacksonville-4%
125-11River City Brewing CompanyJacksonville-4%
126-117venth Sun BreweryDunedin-4%
127-8Big Storm Brewing Co.Odessa-4%
128-3Miami Brewing Co.Homestead-4%
129-12Cigar City BrewingTampa-5%
130-1Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l AirportTampa-5%
131-8Cigar City BrewpubTampa-5%
132-16Brooksville Brewing Co.Spring Hill-8%
133-3Darwin’s on 4thSarasota-8%
134-8Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista-8%
135-4The Hourglass Brewery (Old Location)Longwood-9%
136-88Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach-9%
137-3Cafe KariboFernandina Beach-10%
138-106Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & GrillKey West-13%
139-7Florida BreweryAuburndale-15%
140-7BrewzziWest Palm Beach-18%
141-6Cask & Larder Brewing Co.Winter Park-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 January 2015.

Florida Breweries with No Reported Retail Activity
through January 2015
Organic Brewery Brewpub
Engine 15 Brewing Co. Production Brewery
Infinite Ale Works
Florida Keys Brewing Co.
Destin Brewery
1010 Brewing Co.
Dixie Grill and Bar
Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.
Barrel of Monks Brewing Co.
Barley Mow Brewing Co. Production Brewery
Mizkan Americas
Florida Distillers Company
Florida Distillers Company
Brew Hub
Lakeland Brewing Co.
Bowigens Beer Co.

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