Posted by: Mar 29, 2020

Florida breweries had 5.45% more taxpaid sales in January 2020 versus January 2019, but taxpaid sales per brewery dropped 3.61% in that same period.

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.
  • Two new Florida breweries in January 2020: Sanford Brewing Company (Maitland) and The BrewCraftery (Land O’ Lakes).
  • No Florida brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in January 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 January 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 376. Of those, 362 breweries reported taxpaid sales in January.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales dropped by 2.44% in January 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.93%. Compared to January 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 5.45% in January 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in January 2020 was 26.12 barrels, a monthly decrease of 0.36 barrels per brewery.
  • In January 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.85% of all beer sales in Florida (8.5 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: https://brwlng.co/FLBreweries.

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

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

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for January 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Annheuser BuschJacksonville218.52
223Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton186.23
330Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden175.83
4473 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg154.24
5531Cigar City BrewingTampa133.46
661Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne121.07
772Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami101.68
880Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville100.33
9922Sideward BrewingOrlando98.54
10103Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake NonaOrlando98.05
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 January 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for January 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,455.03
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,070.51
331Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,779.42
44-1Cigar City BrewingTampa1,765.24
5503 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,760.96
660Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee1,391.55
770Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,331.02
880Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,247.87
990Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa1,210.41
10100Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami1,108.70
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 January 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11198Three Bulls Tavern & BreweryValrico353%*
22206Big Hammock Brewery and BitesOcala289%*
33220Five Branches BrewingTarpon Springs265%*
44-3LaBelle Brewing Co.LaBelle151%*
55209Liquid Garage Co.New Port Richey89%*
662Wolf Branch Brewing Co.Mount Dora76%*
770Strange Beast Brewpub & PizzeriaMiami73%*
88-6Salty Oak Brewing Co.Panama City70%*
99184Bottlenose Brewing^Jacksonville60%*
10106American Icon BreweryFt. Lauderdale55%*
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 January 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – No LTM Taxable Activity through January 2020

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