The Florida Breweries Report – June 2019

Florida brewers’ monthly taxpaid sales growth down again in June 2019, while LTM taxpaid sales growth stays positive (barely).

Monthly Highlights

  • One Florida brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in June 2019: Eight-Foot Brewing (Cape Coral). 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 June 2019, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 353. Of those, 301 breweries reported taxpaid sales in June.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 5.24% in June 2019. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.32%. Compared to June 2018, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 14.27% in June 2019.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in May 2019 was 26.8 barrels, a monthly decrease of 1.73 barrels per brewery.
  • In June 2019, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.80% of all beer sales in Florida (8.0 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:

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.

By Florida BreweriesBy Florida DistributorsBreweries’ Share
Monthly Taxpaid Sales (in gallons)280,800.9534,822.191.880.80%
LTM Monthly Taxpaid Sales in (gallons)3,443,469.95415,083.036.920.82%

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of June 2019. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries for the month of June 2019

Florida Breweries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows retail sales by each brewery for the last 12 months (LTM) ending June 2019.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taxpaid Sales by Florida Breweries for the month of June 2019

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.

LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales Monthly Growth Rate for Florida Breweries for the month of June 2019

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 June 2019.

Hollywood Brewing Co.
Yeasty Brews
Raw Brewing Company
Premiere Brewery
Invasive Species Brewing*
Krome Brewing Company
Intuition Ale Works (Production Brewery)
Brooksville Brewing Co.
Three Bulls Tavern & Brewery
The Dubliner Irish Pub
Rock Brothers Brewing Company
Bay Street Brewery & Bistro
The Tubby Pig Brew Pub
Little Giant Brewery
Ocean Republic Brewing Co.
Bone Island Brewing
Brew Theory
Hourglass Brewing
American Craft Aleworks
Non-Prophet Brewing Company
Brewers’ Tasting Room
Sea Drift Ales & Lagers
Cycle Brewing
Dunedin Brewery (Production Brewery)
Mastry’s Brewing Co.
Urban Comfort Restaurant and Brewery
Unrefined Brewing
Mizkan Americas
Florida Distillers Company
Florida Distillers Company
Azalea City Brewing Co.
Half Wall Brewery

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