The Florida Breweries Report – May 2021

Florida breweries’ monthly taxpaid sales exceeded 11,000 barrels for the first time in May 2021.

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: Three new Florida breweries in May 2021: Ink Factory Brewing (Jacksonville Beach), Stormhouse Brewing (North Palm Beach), Dees Brothers Brewery (Sanford), and Civic Brewing Co. (Sopchoppy).

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 May 2021, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 411. Of those, 386 breweries reported taxpaid sales for the month.

Monthly Performance: Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 2.1% in May 2021. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 3.04%. Compared to May 2020, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 2.84% in May 2021.

Average Monthly Production: For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in April 2021 was 28.78 barrels, a monthly increase of 0.52 barrels per brewery.

Distribution: In April 2021, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.87% of all beer sales in Florida (8.7 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 May 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
112Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden251.04
2245Florida Beer CompanyCape Canaveral234.99
3379Big Storm Brewing Co.Clearwater199.91
4433The Waterfront BreweryKey West198.43
55-1Green Bench Brewing Co.St. Petersburg160.73
662Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville141.76
774Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa140.46
88-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville121.74
99-3Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden119.39
1010-93 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg117.84
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 May 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,475.37
220Annheuser BuschJacksonville1,878.70
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,746.23
441Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,354.52
551Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,294.35
66-2Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,270.60
770Calusa BrewingSarasota1,202.84
880Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,156.83
990Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,154.70
10101Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,081.41
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 2021

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11366Concrete Beach BreweryMiami95%
2210Fermentation LoungeTallahassee87%*
332Cerveceria la TropicaleMiami77%*
44332Riverwalk Pizzeria & Brewpub (f/k/a Blue Springs Brewing)Orange City70%*
55330World's Most Famous BreweryDaytona Beach67%*
66-3Florida Distillers CompanyWinter Haven60%
77-5Dade City Brew HouseDade City53%*
88-2Dented Keg Ale WorksNew Port Richey52%*
99284King Fox BreweryHialeah52%*
1010-6Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBuena Vista48%
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 May 2021

1Bowigens Beer Co.Casselberry
2Brewers' Tasting RoomTampa
3Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int'l AirportTampa
4Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
5Corkscrew Winery and BreweryOcala
6Crave & Copper by The Florida BreweryAuburndale
7Cycle BrewingSt. Petersburg
8Dunedin Brewery (Production Brewery)Dunedin
9Florida Craft BrewerySanford
10Florida Distillers CompanyAuburndale

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