The Florida Breweries Report – October 2020

Florida breweries posted double-digit growth in monthly taxpaid sales in October 2020.

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.
  • One new Florida breweries in October 2020: Big Storm Brewing Co. (Cape Coral).
  • 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 October 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 414. Of those, 373 breweries reported taxpaid sales in October.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales rose by 14.77% in October 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 0.03%. Compared to October 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 11.20% in October 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in October 2020 was 24.74 barrels, a monthly increase of 3.58 barrels per brewery.
  • In October 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.80% of all beer sales in Florida (8.0 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 October 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
114Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden241.07
22378Florida Avenue Brewing Co.Wesley Chapel150.56
336Big Storm Brewing Co.Clearwater123.76
448Calusa BrewingSarasota117.66
551Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville115.50
66-2Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden110.22
7715Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton106.00
889Swamp Head BreweryGainesville99.34
99-2Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne98.92
10100Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers96.04
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 October 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,380.17
220Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,309.55
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg1,933.64
441Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,190.07
552The Tank Brewing Co.Miami1,175.91
66-2Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,173.37
77-1Cigar City BrewingTampa1,165.69
880Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,118.81
990Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,112.40
10101Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden1,053.42
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 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
11213Hyderhead BreweryDeLand402%*
22182Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.Orlando138%*
33399Bear and Peacock BreweryWinter Park96%
44168Southern Fields BrewingCampbellton88%*
55164Magnanimous BrewingTampa85%*
66-4Lost City Brewing CompanyNorth Miami70%*
77152Coastal County Brewing CompanyPensacola54%*
88-7Strange Colt BreweryNiceville52%*
99-3Double Branch Artisanal AlesWesley Chapel48%*
101018Bully BrewingLeesburg48%
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 October 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
8The Blind Rabbit Brewing CompanyJacksonville Beach
9Oyster City Brewing Co. (15 Ave D)Apalachicola
10The Dubliner Irish PubTampa

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