The Florida Breweries Report – July 2020

After two months of positive growth, monthly taxpaid sales for Florida breweries turned negative again in July 2020.

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 July 2020: Lost City Brewing Company (North Miami), Strange Colt Brewery (Niceville), Tap This (Land O’ Lakes), St. Michael’s Brewing Company (Navarre), and Hourglass Brewing (Winter Springs).
  • 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 ^.
  • In July 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 407. Of those, 381 breweries reported taxpaid sales in July.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 14.07% in July 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 2.37%. Compared to July 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 7.82% in July 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in July 2020 was 18.70 barrels, a monthly decrease of 4.01 barrels per brewery.
  • In July 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.61% of all beer sales in Florida (6.1 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

The next 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 July 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
112Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 204.01
226Swamp Head BreweryGainesville 137.58
339Cigar City BrewingTampa 105.45
44113 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg 104.05
55282Brew TheoryOrlando 103.16
66-4Annheuser BuschJacksonville 101.08
773Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 100.17
88233The Waterfront BreweryKey West 98.08
9984Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden 89.95
10104Tripping Animals BrewingDoral 84.19
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 July 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 2,345.24
22-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville 2,213.72
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg 1,884.01
440Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton 1,275.68
551Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 1,216.43
66-1Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne 1,191.24
770The Tank Brewing Co.Miami 1,131.78
880Cigar City BrewingTampa 1,115.48
991Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers 1,105.00
10103Swamp Head BreweryGainesville 1,097.59
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 July 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11182Double Branch Artisanal AlesWesley Chapel689%*
22186Gulfport Brewery + EateryGulfport150%*
33199Orange County BrewersLake Mary140%
44162Fat Rabbit PubTampa117%*
5582Brew TheoryOrlando105%
66185Brighter Days Brew Co.Tarpon Springs86%*
7710Wet Dogs BrewingLake Placid81%*
884Bay Cannon Beer Company^Tampa43%*
99-5History Class Brewing CompanyPanama City43%*
1010-5Coastal County Brewing CompanyPensacola41%*
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 July 2020

1Hollywood Brewing Co.Hollywood
2Yeasty BrewsLauderhill
3Raw Brewing CompanyPompano Beach
4Premiere BreweryFt. Lauderdale
5Holy MackerelWilton Manors
6Krome Brewing CompanyMiami
7The Dubliner Irish PubTampa
8Rock Brothers Brewing CompanyTampa
9Bay Street Brewery & BistroEustis
10Eight-Foot Brewing*Cape Coral

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