The Florida Breweries Report – September 2020

While showing positive monthly sales growth in September 2020, Florida breweries were still almost 10% below September 2019’s numbers.

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.
  • Seven new Florida breweries in September 2020: Woven Water Brewing Company (Tampa), Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa), Southern Fields Brewing (Campbellton), Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. (Orlando), Motorworks Brewing (Orlando), Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (Wesley Chapel), and Hyderhead Brewery (DeLand).
  • 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 September 2020, the total number of licensed breweries stood at 415. Of those, 380 breweries reported taxpaid sales in September.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales rose by 6.02% in September 2020. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) fell by 0.74%. Compared to September 2019, LTM taxpaid sales were down by 10.92% in September 2020.
  • For reporting breweries, the average taxpaid sales per brewery in September 2020 was 21.16 barrels, a monthly increase of 1.10 barrels per brewery.
  • In September 2020, Florida breweries’ taxpaid sales accounted for 0.71% of all beer sales in Florida (7.1 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 September 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
1123 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg181.47
22-1Annheuser BuschJacksonville155.11
3316Coppertail Brewing Co.Tampa147.54
444Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.Palm Beach Garden129.70
55-3Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden126.41
667Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville111.61
7713Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne102.97
88353The Waterfront BreweryKey West95.23
9912Big Storm Brewing Co.Clearwater89.34
10101Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers85.78
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 September 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCitySales (in barrels)
110Annheuser BuschJacksonville2,385.19
220Crooked Can Brewing Co.Winter Garden2,240.29
3303 Daughters BrewingSt. Petersburg2,013.84
440Wicked Barley Brewing CompanyJacksonville1,182.39
550Intracoastal Brewing CompanyMelbourne1,179.05
661Cigar City BrewingTampa1,167.52
771The Tank Brewing Co.Miami1,160.62
882Fort Myers Brewing Co.Ft. Myers1,127.99
990Swamp Head BreweryGainesville1,100.49
1010-4Funky Buddha BreweryBoca Raton1,090.29
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 September 2020

wdt_IDMonthly RankRanking ChangeBreweryCityMonthly Growth RateLess than 12 Months Reported
111Strange Colt BreweryNiceville190%*
22-1Lost City Brewing CompanyNorth Miami123%*
3335American Icon BreweryFt. Lauderdale91%
442Gulfport Brewery + EateryGulfport75%*
55131Oil Well Craft BeerAva Maria56%*
66-3Double Branch Artisanal AlesWesley Chapel49%*
779Clermont Brewing Company^Clermont42%*
88177Half Wall BreweryNew Smyrna Beach42%
9923King Maker BrewingJacksonville38%
101023Wet Dogs BrewingLake Placid34%*
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 September 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
9Coquina Coast Brewing Co.Flagler Beach
10Oyster City Brewing Co. (15 Ave D)Apalachicola

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