The Florida Breweries Report – May 2020

In the middle of Florida’s COVID-19 shutdown, Florida breweries managed to increase monthly taxpaid sales by over 30%.

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.
  • Four new Florida breweries in May 2020: Coastal County Brewing Company (Pensacola), SOF Brewing (Tallahassee), Mocama Beer Company (Fernandina Beach), and Craft Life Brewing (Hudson).
  • No breweries upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery license (CMB) in May 2020. 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 May 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 398. Of those, 299 breweries reported taxpaid sales in April.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 30.91% in May 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 1.34%. Compared to May 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 4.02% in May 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in May 2020 was 21.28 barrels, a monthly increase of 5.07 barrels per brewery.
  • In May 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for .65% of all beer sales in Florida (6.5 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 of May 2020. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for May 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Annheuser BuschJacksonville402.86
22-13 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg224.99
330Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden202.98
4418J Wakefield BrewingMiami175.19
5589Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden152.96
665Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne124.34
77-1Swamp Head BreweryGainesville123.61
882Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers113.79
99-1Brew HubLakeland104.98
10102Calusa BrewingSarasota103.81
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 May 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for May 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,353.08
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,340.89
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,900.25
440Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,431.65
552Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,280.99
66-1Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,276.20
77-1Cigar City BrewingTampa1,200.88
880Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa1,141.04
991Veza Sur Brewing Co.Miami1,119.19
1010-1Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee1,087.55
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 May 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11108Wet Dogs BrewingLake Placid3767%*
22-1History Class Brewing CompanyPanama City400%*
33132The Kelsey City Brewing CompanyLake Park296%*
44110Bay Cannon Beer Company^Tampa232%*
55118Ology Brewing (Kerry Forest Pkwy)Tallahassee202%*
6694Cultured CollectiveOrange Park128%*
77-3Mammoth Oak Brewing CompanyLeesburg122%*
88-5Beardless Brewhaus^Milton69%*
995King Maker BrewingJacksonville66%*
1010111The Tubby Pig Brew PubFt. Myers56%
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 May 2020.

Florida Breweries Report – No LTM Taxable Activity through May 2020

1Bay Street Brewery & BistroEustis
2Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
3Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
4Commerce BrewingLargo
5Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg
6Eight-Foot Brewing*Cape Coral
7Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale
8Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven
9Heartbreakers Beer GardenIslamorada
10Hollywood Brewing Co.Hollywood

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