The Florida Breweries Report – November 2020

Monthly taxpaid sales dropped almost 10% in November 2020, but the drop in LTM taxpaid sales compared to November 2019 was better than prior two months.

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.

Three new Florida breweries in November 2020: King Fox Brewery (Hialeah), Dented Keg Ale Works (New Port Richey), and Florida Craft Brewery (Sanford).

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 ^.

In November 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 418. Of those, 378 breweries reported taxpaid sales in November.

Month-to-month taxpaid sales fell by 9.53% in November 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 1.00%. Compared to November 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 10.75% in November 2020.

For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in November 2020 was 22.08 barrels, a monthly decrease of 2.65 barrels per brewery.

In November 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.78% of all beer sales in Florida (7.8 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. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for November 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden213.14
2213Annheuser BuschJacksonville183.87
334Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton121.97
44233 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg117.44
553981Bay Brewing Co.Tampa110.49
663Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne105.36
77-1Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden104.45
88-3Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville96.00
993Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake NonaOrlando82.08
1010-8Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Wesley Chapel81.57
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 November 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,321.09
220Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,317.28
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,685.21
440Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,181.33
552Cigar City Brewing Co.Tampa1,178.41
660Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,167.43
772Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,116.51
882Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,094.00
99-1Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,089.88
1010-5The Tank Brewing Co.Miami1,072.26
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 November 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11217Azalea City Brewing Co.Palatka562
22191Mocama Beer CompanyFernandina Beach274*
33183Big Storm Brewing Co.Cape Coral208*
44174Coquina Coast Brewing Co.Flagler Beach86*
55196Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Wesley Chapel54*
66213St. Michael's Brewing CompanyNavarre51*
77-5Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.Orlando48*
8827Orange County BrewersLake Mary47
9980Lemonstreet Brewing Co.Jacksonville43
1010-6Southern Fields BrewingCampbellton42*
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 November 2020

1Cocoa Beach Brewing Co.Cocoa Beach
2Hollywood Brewing Co.Hollywood
3Yeasty BrewsLauderhill
4Raw Brewing CompanyPompano Beach
5Premiere BreweryFt. Lauderdale
6Holy MackerelWilton Manors
7Krome Brewing CompanyMiami
8King Fox BreweryHialeah
9The Blind Rabbit Brewing CompanyJacksonville Beach
10Oyster City Brewing Co. (15 Ave D)Apalachicola

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