The Florida Breweries Report – January 2021

Florida breweries kickoff 2021 down more than 11% compared to January 2020 for taxpaid sales per brewery.

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 January 2021: Bay 13 Brewery and Kitchen (Coral Gables), Southern Lights Brewing Company (Clearwater), and Grayton Beer Company (County Hwy 30A) (Santa Rosa).

From Brewpub to Production Brewery: No breweries upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) this month. 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 January 2021, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 426. Of those, 382 breweries reported taxpaid sales in January.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 6.71% in January 2021. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 0.67%. Compared to January 2020, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 12.52% in January 2021.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in January 2021 was 23.13 barrels, a monthly decrease of 1.28 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In January 2021, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.72% of all beer sales in Florida (7.2 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 January 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden200.52
22147The Waterfront BreweryKey West182.38
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg134.65
440Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden120.23
553Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton115.91
663Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville107.00
7710Ravenous Pig Brewing Co.Winter Park105.68
884Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne98.90
9912Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Wesley Chapel93.85
101048Civil Society Brewing Co.West Palm Beach88.60
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 January 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,312.08
22-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,095.48
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,745.34
443Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,244.11
550Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,164.32
66-2Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,158.45
77-1Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,133.79
880Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,121.80
990Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,078.93
10100Calusa BrewingSarasota1,044.01
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 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11183Perfect Plain Brewing Co.^Pensacola300%*
22194Fermentation LoungeTallahassee228%*
33211Grand Central BrewhouseSt. Petersburg107%*
44172Yeasty BrewsLauderhill103%
55-4Khoffner Craft Ales & LagersFt. Lauderdale55%
66-2Mocama Beer CompanyFernandina Beach40%*
7745Black Flamingo Brewing (f/k/a The Weed Reaper Experiment)Pompano Beach38%*
88182Bastet BrewingTampa35%*
99-6Ology Brewing Co. (Power Mill)Tallahassee35%*
10103Coquina Coast Brewing Co.Flagler Beach34%*
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 January 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
8Commerce BrewingLargo
9Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala
10Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale

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