The Florida Breweries Report – March 2021

Florida breweries had their best month ever in March 2021 in terms of taxpaid sales.

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 Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which are generally made in its taproom. Each April and October, breweries with lapsed licenses and no taxpaid sales within the past 12 months are purged from the Florida Breweries Report.

The New Breweries: Four new Florida breweries in March 2021: Beach Island Brewery (Dunedin), Cerveceria la Tropical (Miami), Dade City Brew House (Dade City), and Horse Power Pavilion (Freeport).

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 March 2021, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 432. Of those, 379 breweries reported taxpaid sales for the month.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 16.62% in March 2021. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.97%. Compared to March 2020, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 36.31% in March 2021.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in March 2021 was 28.90 barrels, a monthly increase of 3.82 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In March 2021, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.82% of all beer sales in Florida (8.2 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 March 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
112Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden288.41
223Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa187.92
3378Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden166.89
440Annheuser BuschJacksonville154.50
559House of BeerDunedin138.00
6617Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa137.11
77-5Calusa BrewingSarasota128.81
881Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton128.16
993Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville122.35
1010-93 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg120.92
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 March 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,402.99
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,223.05
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,900.91
440Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,217.82
552Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,196.37
66-1Calusa BrewingSarasota1,177.91
771Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,174.76
88-2Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,147.88
990Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,126.69
10100Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,067.15
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 March 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11183EST. 33Miami116%*
2211Bay 13 Brewery and KitchenCoral Gables102%*
33204Strange Colt Brewery^Niceville94%*
44-1Skunkworts Brewing ConcernWest Palm Beach61%
550Perfect Plain Brewing Co.^Pensacola50%*
665Grand Central BrewhouseSt. Petersburg45%*
77-3Yeasty BrewsLauderhill43%
88-6Grayton Beer Company (County Hwy 30A)Santa Rosa Beach38%*
99214Gulfport Brewery + EateryGulfport38%
10106Bastet BrewingTampa36%*
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 March 2021

1Bay Cannon Beer Company*Tampa
2Beardless Brewhaus*Milton
3Bootlegger's BrewworxBrandon
4Bottlenose Brewing*Jacksonville
5Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
6Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
7Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int'l AirportTampa
8Clermont Brewing Company*Clermont
9Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
10Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala

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