Posted by: Dec 28, 2019

A whopping 11 new Florida breweries were added in October 2019.

Monthly Highlights

  • Eleven new Florida breweries in October 2019: Salty Oak Brewing Co. (Panama City), Unbranded Brewing Co. (Hialeah), King Maker Brewing (Jacksonville), Strings Sports Brewery (Jacksonville), Odd Colony Brewing Co. (Pensacola), LaBelle Brewing Co. (LeBelle), Riverview 14 GDX (Gibsonton), Wolf Branch Brewing Co. (Mount Dora), Bully Brewing (Leesburg), 3 Car Garage Brewing Co. (Bradenton), and Anecdote Brewing Co. (Indian Rocks Beach).
  • No Florida brewery upgraded from a brewpub license (CMBP) to a production brewery  license (CMB) in October 2019. 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 October 2019, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 383. Of those, 359 breweries reported taxpaid sales in October.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales increased by 3.52% in October 2019. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) rose by 0.29%. Compared to October 2018, LTM taxpaid sales were up by 9.04% in October 2019.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in October 2019 was 25.84 barrels, a monthly increase of 0.88 barrels per brewery.
  • In October 2019, 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: https://brwlng.co/FLBreweries.

Florida Breweries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

The next table shows each Florida brewery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of October 2019. Not every Florida brewery makes retail sales in a taproom or brewery.

Florida Breweries Report – Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales for October 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
111Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden172
221Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton167
330Strings Sports BreweryJacksonville151
4423 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg147
55-1Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville125
668Tequesta Brewing CompanyTequesta107
7722Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers105
88205Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.DeLand93
99-4Annheuser BuschJacksonville91
101072MIA Brewing Co.Miami91
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 October 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales for October 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden 2,344.46
221Cigar City BrewingTampa 2,180.87
33-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville 2,141.35
441Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton 1,838.45
55-1Concrete Beach BreweryMiami 1,798.80
6603 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg 1,549.74
770Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa 1,286.52
880Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville 1,257.14
990Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne 1,214.49
10101Proof Brewing Co. (1320 South Monroe)Tallahassee 1,156.29
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 October 2019

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11208Hammerstein Brewing Co.Largo1097.9%*
22189Ology Brewing Co. (Power Mill)Tallahassee754.2%*
33176Lemonstreet Brewing Co.Jacksonville168.8%*
44216Ormond GarageOrmond Beach164.2%*
55214Blue Springs BrewingOrange City160.2%*
66181Four Stacks Brewing Co.Gibsonton158.7%*
77-5Oyster City Brewing Co. (17 Ave D)Apalachicola79.0%*
88189Brew TheoryOrlando72.0%*
99-6Orchestrated Minds BrewingFt. Lauderdale69.4%*
1010-4High Springs Brewing CompanyHigh Springs64.7%*
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 October 2019.

Florida Breweries Report – No Reported Taxable Activity through October 2019

wdt_IDFlorida Breweries with No Reported Taxpaid Activity
1Salty Oak Brewing Co.
2Hollywood Brewing Co.
3Yeasty Brews
4Raw Brewing Company
5Premiere Brewery
6Invasive Species Brewing*
7Krome Brewing Company
8Unbranded Brewing Co.
9Intuition Ale Works (Production Brewery)
10King Maker Brewing
Florida Breweries with No Reported Taxpaid Activity