The Florida Breweries Report – March 2014

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The number of active Florida breweries increased by 4 in March 2014. Newcomers include Motorworks Brewing, Six Ten Brewing, Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater, and BrewHub. In addition, Yuengling Brewing Co. – Tampa is back in action, and Sailfish Brewing Co. makes the jump from the brewpub ranks. They’re all reflected on The Florida Breweries Report.


Notes about The Florida Breweries Report

  • We’ve made some improvements with our second installment of The Breweries Report, including a new column, “Ranking Change”
    to show how each brewery’s monthly ranking compares to the prior month.
  • The Florida Breweries Report only reflects information about each breweries reported taproom sales, as reflected on the ABT’s monthly wholesale reports for March 2014, the most recent information available. The full production and sales (taproom and distribution) numbers for Florida breweries are not publicly available.
  • Because The Florida Breweries Report is limited to taproom sales, we’ve decided to include Anheuser Busch’s reported sales at its Jacksonville plant. Think of it as a control group.
  • The Florida Breweries Report reflects the active CMB-licensed breweries in Florida. The Florida Brewpubs Report separately tracks Florida CMBP-licensed brewpubs.

Florida Breweries Monthly Taproom Sales

We start out with each Florida brewery’s taproom sales volume for the month of March 2014. Due South Brewing Co. jumped into the monthly Top 5, but the biggest mover was Peg’s Cantina of Gulfport, which moved up 20 spots. Newcomer Six Ten Brewing had a good first month.

Reported Taproom Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of March 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBrewery
(first month of reporting)
(in barrels)
1Cigar City Brewing431.17
2Annheuser Busch – Jacksonville153.83
3+19Due South Brewing Co.140.70
4-1Funky Buddha Brewery (June 2013)139.48
5Dunedin Brewery116.49
6+1Bold City Brewery104.60
7+1Tampa Bay Brewing Company98.05
8-2Saltwater Brewery (December 2013)79.00
9-5Tequesta Brewing Company78.76
10+1Swamp Head Brewery65.91
11-1Green Room Brewing62.92
12-3Cigar City Brewpub (May 2013)62.74
13+6Green Bench Brewing Co. (September 2013)57.83
14-2Pensacola Bay Brewery53.01
15-1Intuition Ale Works43.58
16-33 Daughters Brewing (December 2013)42.32
17-1Orlando Brewing41.07
18+8Rapp Brewing Company38.55
19-47venth Sun Brewery37.79
20+3Cycle Brewing (December 2013)37.77
21-1Yuengling Brewing Co. of Tampa (March 2014)32.06
22+3Aardwolf Brewing Co. (May 2013)29.48
23+5Organic Brewery (May 2013)26.90
24+20Peg’s Cantina & Brewpub26.61
25+7Fort Myers Brewing Co. (April 2013)26.49
26+3Barley Mow Brewing Co.25.57
27-10Miami Brewing Co.25.16
28+8Big Storm Brewing Co.24.16
29-2Proof Brewing Co.24.12
30+4Intracoastal Brewing Company (August 2013)23.97
31-13Engine 15 Brewing Co.23.35
32-8Props Brewery & Grill (September 2013)21.53
33+6Southern Brewing & Winemaking21.32
34-3Mile Marker Brewing21.17
35-14Florida Beer Company20.44
36+4Point Ybel Brewing Company (December 2013)20.41
37-4Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (formerly Cold Storage Craft Brewery)17.32
38-1The Hourglass Brewery15.30
39-9Wynwood Brewing Company (September 2013)14.53
40-2Copp Winery & Brewery14.52
41-6Ormond Brewing Company (February 2014)13.66
42+5Longneck Brew House (February 2014)13.07
43-1New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. (January 2014)10.32
44-3Pinglehead Brewing Company9.89
45-2Bugnutty Brewing Co. (September 2013)9.32
46-1Mt Dora Brewing9.19
47-1Pair O’Dice Brewing Co. (October 2013)8.70
48Coral Springs Tap House8.47
49+2Florida Brewery (December 2013)7.26
50Duke’s American Grill & Sports Brewery (December 2013)6.77
51+4JDub’s Brewing Company (February 2014)6.52
52+4Naples Beach Brewery6.22
53-4Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.3.17
54+4Saint Somewhere Brewing Company2.56
55+16Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater (March 2014)2.50
56-2Three Palms Brewing (June 2013)2.21
57-4Six Ten Brewing (March 2014)1.66
58-6Brewers’ Tasting Room (May 2013)1.00
59Big Top Brewing Co. (February 2014)0.50
60-3Bella Brava (October 2013)0.00
61-1Brew Hub (March 2014)0.00
62-1Cask & Larder Brewing Co. (June 2013)0.00
63-1ESB Brewing Co. (January 2014)0.00
64-1Fat Point Brewing Co. (December 2013)0.00
65-1Florida Distillers Company0.00
66-1Florida Distillers Company0.00
67-1Grayton Beer Company (February 2014)0.00
68-1House of Beer0.00
69-1Lganiappe Brewing Company0.00
70-1Motorworks Brewing (March 2014)0.00
71-1Sailfish Brewing Co. (converted from Brewpub March 2014)0.00
72St. Pete Brewing Co. (February 2014)0.00
73Two Henrys Brewing Company (September 2013)0.00

Florida Breweries’ LTM Taproom Sales

Our next table shows taproom sales by each brewery for the 12 months ending March 2014.  As expected, there’s not as much movement in the the rankings on this table. However, Saltwater Brewery, having just launched in December 2013, is steadily marching up the ranking. Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater had a big opening month.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taproom Sales by Florida Breweries
for the month of March 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeBrewery
(first month of reporting)
(in barrels)
1Cigar City Brewing3,388.03
2Annheuser Busch – Jacksonville2,004.03
3Tequesta Brewing Company1,227.32
4Dunedin Brewery1,192.96
5Funky Buddha Brewery (June 2013)1,172.69
6Tampa Bay Brewing Company1,036.58
7Bold City Brewery954.44
8Swamp Head Brewery786.60
9+1Due South Brewing Co.764.69
10-1Green Room Brewing661.95
11Pensacola Bay Brewery607.05
12Intuition Ale Works481.25
13Orlando Brewing453.92
14+1Cigar City Brewpub (May 2013)428.59
15-1Engine 15 Brewing Co.369.66
16+17venth Sun Brewery360.96
17-1Mile Marker Brewing360.22
18Miami Brewing Co.305.12
19+3Green Bench Brewing Co. (September 2013)299.54
20-1Yuengling Brewing Co. of Tampa (March 2014)292.50
21-1Barley Mow Brewing Co.270.49
22+1Rapp Brewing Company255.19
23-2Florida Beer Company230.46
24+8Saltwater Brewery (December 2013)219.84
25-1Proof Brewing Co.218.51
26Organic Brewery (May 2013)202.15
27+2Fort Myers Brewing Co. (April 2013)190.78
28-3Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (formerly Cold Storage Craft Brewery)185.37
29-1Southern Brewing & Winemaking178.58
30+1Peg’s Cantina & Brewpub170.78
31-4Cask & Larder Brewing Co. (June 2013)167.94
32-2The Hourglass Brewery164.95
33Aardwolf Brewing Co. (May 2013)163.27
34+2Intracoastal Brewing Company (August 2013)150.84
35-1Big Storm Brewing Co.147.35
36+1Props Brewery & Grill (September 2013)143.51
37+33 Daughters Brewing (December 2013)135.29
38-3Pinglehead Brewing Company132.53
39-1Wynwood Brewing Company (September 2013)129.90
40-1Coral Springs Tap House108.14
41+3Cycle Brewing (December 2013)97.58
42Mt Dora Brewing83.71
43Copp Winery & Brewery80.97
44-3Lagniappe Brewing Company76.51
45+2Bugnutty Brewing Co. (September 2013)64.70
46-1Naples Beach Brewery62.18
47-1Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.54.80
48+2Point Ybel Brewing Company (December 2013)49.05
49-1Ormond Brewing Company (February 2014)47.96
50-1Florida Brewery (December 2013)39.19
51Pair O’Dice Brewing Co. (October 2013)35.65
52+2New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. (January 2014)25.65
53-1Saint Somewhere Brewing Company21.28
54+3Longneck Brew House (February 2014)20.15
55-2Brewers’ Tasting Room (May 2013)19.44
56Duke’s American Grill & Sports Brewery (December 2013)15.65
57-2Three Palms Brewing (June 2013)15.32
58+2JDub’s Brewing Company (February 2014)8.52
59-1Bella Brava (October 2013)5.65
60-1Six Ten Brewing (March 2014)3.83
61+10Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater (March 2014)2.50
62-1Big Top Brewing Co. (February 2014)1.81
63-1Brew Hub (March 2014)0.00
64-1ESB Brewing Co. (January 2014)0.00
65-1Fat Point Brewing Co. (December 2013)0.00
66-1Florida Distillers Company0.00
67-1Florida Distillers Company0.00
68-1Grayton Beer Company (February 2014)0.00
69-1House of Beer0.00
70-1Motorworks Brewing (March 2014)0.00
71-1Sailfish Brewing Co. (converted from Brewpub March 2014)0.00
72St. Pete Brewing Co. (February 2014)0.00
73Two Henrys Brewing Company (September 2013)0.00

Florida Breweries’ LTM Growth in Taproom Sales

In our last table of The Florida Breweries Report we look at the change in each brewery’s LTM taproom 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 its taproom sales. As expected, new breweries that are still ramping up top this table. For March 2014, JDub’s Brewing Company, Longneck Brew House, and Six Ten Brewing lead the pack.

LTM Reported Taproom Sales Growth Rate for Florida Breweries
for the month of March 2014
RankRanking ChangeBrewery
(first month of reporting)
Monthly Growth Rate
1+50JDub’s Brewing Company (February 2014)326%
2+50Longneck Brew House (February 2014)185%
3+53Six Ten Brewing (March 2014)77%
4+2Duke’s American Grill & Sports Brewery (December 2013)76%
5+3Point Ybel Brewing Company (December 2013)71%
6-5New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co. (January 2014)67%
7-2Cycle Brewing (December 2013)63%
8-6Saltwater Brewery (December 2013)56%
9-23 Daughters Brewing (December 2013)46%
10-6Ormond Brewing Company (February 2014)40%
11-8Big Top Brewing Co. (February 2014)38%
12-3Pair O’Dice Brewing Co. (October 2013)32%
13+7Green Bench Brewing Co. (September 2013)24%
14+8Florida Brewery (December 2013)23%
15-3Aardwolf Brewing Co. (May 2013)22%
16+3Intracoastal Brewing Company (August 2013)19%
17-6Props Brewery & Grill (September 2013)18%
18Cigar City Brewpub (May 2013)17%
19-3Three Palms Brewing (June 2013)17%
20-5Bugnutty Brewing Co. (September 2013)17%
21+48Due South Brewing Co.16%
22+1Fort Myers Brewing Co. (April 2013)16%
23-2Organic Brewery (May 2013)15%
24-10Copp Winery & Brewery14%
25-1Funky Buddha Brewery (June 2013)13%
26-13Wynwood Brewing Company (September 2013)13%
27+8Big Storm Brewing Co.11%
28+29Southern Brewing & Winemaking8%
29+37Peg’s Cantina & Brewpub8%
30-5Rapp Brewing Company8%
31-3Cigar City Brewing8%
32+35Naples Beach Brewery6%
33-16Brewers’ Tasting Room (May 2013)5%
34+29Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (formerly Cold Storage Craft Brewery)4%
35+37Pinglehead Brewing Company3%
36-27venth Sun Brewery3%
37-7Bold City Brewery3%
38-7Proof Brewing Co.2%
39-3Saint Somewhere Brewing Company2%
40+31Coral Springs Tap House2%
41-2Orlando Brewing2%
42+23Tampa Bay Brewing Company2%
43-5Swamp Head Brewery1%
44+16Yuengling Brewing Co. of Tampa (March 2014)1%
45-18The Hourglass Brewery1%
46-5Green Room Brewing0%
47-5Annheuser Busch – Jacksonville0%
48-11Pensacola Bay Brewery0%
49-16Mt Dora Brewing0%
50-40Bella Brava (October 2013)0%
51-8Brew Hub (March 2014)0%
52-8Cask & Larder Brewing Co. (June 2013)0%
53-8ESB Brewing Co. (January 2014)0%
54-8Fat Point Brewing Co. (December 2013)0%
55-8Florida Distillers Company0%
56-8Florida Distillers Company0%
57-8Grayton Beer Company (February 2014)0%
58-8House of Beer0%
59-6Motorworks Brewing (March 2014)0%
60-6Sailfish Brewing Co. (converted from Brewpub March 2014)0%
61-6Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater (March 2014)0%
62-4St. Pete Brewing Co. (February 2014)0%
63-4Two Henrys Brewing Company (September 2013)0%
64-3Tequesta Brewing Company0%
65+3Barley Mow Brewing Co.0%
66-40Miami Brewing Co.-1%
67-27Mile Marker Brewing-1%
68-4Intuition Ale Works-1%
69-40Engine 15 Brewing Co.-2%
70-38Dunedin Brewery-2%
71-1Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.-3%
72-10Florida Beer Company-8%
73Lagniappe Brewing Company-14%

Seventy-three active Florida production breweries in March 2014, but don’t forget our excellent Florida brewpubs. Head over to The Florida Brewpubs Report – March 2014 for our most current sales reporting and analysis.

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