Posted by: Jun 02, 2014

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There were no new brewpubs who joined the rank of active Florida brewpubs in March 2014. McGuire’s Irish Pub and Brewzzi again top the monthly sales rankings, but newcomer Tomoka Brewery and Fermentation Lounge had big months. Sailfish Brewing Company made the jump to the production brewery roles. It’s all on The Brewpub Report.

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Notes about The Florida Brewpubs Report

  • We’ve made some improvements to our second installment of The Brewpub Report, including a new Ranking Change to show how each brewery’s monthly ranking compares to the prior month.
  • The Florida Brewpubs Report reflects the active CMBP-licensed breweries in Florida. The Florida Breweries Report separately tracks the taproom sales of Florida CMB-licensed breweries.

Florida Brewpubs’ Monthly Sales

Our first table shows the reported monthly sales number for each of Florida active brewpubs. They’re was little change at the top of the rankings, but River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville moved up 18 spots into the Top Ten for the month.

Sales by Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
RankRanking ChangeBrewpub
(first month of reporting)
Sales (in barrels)
1McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin   112.26
2McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola     88.71
3+2Brewzzi, West Palm Beach     60.00
4A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine     56.25
5+7Brewzzi, Boca Raton     49.00
6-3Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach     47.50
7-1Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista     46.90
8-1Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville     46.73
9+1Cask & Larder, Winter Park     36.25
10+18River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville    35.00
11-3Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs 34.45
12+5Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville 30.83
13-4Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables 29.70
14-3Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne 21.00
15-2Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota 13.95
16-1Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota 13.00
17-1The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton     12.00
18-4Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014) 10.32
19+11Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach 9.68
20-2Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee 8.04
21-1Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach 3.00
22+1Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport  2.15
23-4Mack House (formerly Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale  1.97
24Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee1.77
25-3R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island   1.61

Florida Brewpubs’ LTM Sales

To estimate a brewpub’s annualized sales, our next table shows the aggregate sales for each brewery during the last twelve months (LTM) ended March 2014. There’s very little movement in the rankings on this table, which still reflects some brewpubs that have closed and others that have moved to production brewery status.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Sales by Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
RankRanking ChangeBrewpub
(first month of reporting)
Sales (in barrels)
1McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin1,130.29
2McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola936.05
3A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine721.20
4Brewzzi, West Palm Beach680.00
5Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville585.04
6Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista582.60
7Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach539.50
8Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs381.90
9+1Brewzzi, Boca Raton353.55
10-1Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables348.00
11+1Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne273.00
12+1River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville238.75
13-2Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Miami (Closed November 2013)223.10
14Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota216.09
15Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota190.00
16+1Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville163.81
17-1The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton147.36
18Cask & Larder, Winter Park146.21
19+1Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee109.44
20-1Props Brewery & Grill, Ft. Walton Beach (converted to CMB September 2013)97.74
21Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014)86.72
22Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach72.58
23Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport51.20
24+1Sea Dog Brewing Company, Buena Vista31.00
25+1Mack House (formerly Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale    25.79
26+1R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island23.55
27-3Organic Brewery, Hollywood (converted to CMB May 2013)     21.95
28+1Longneck Brew House, Stuart (converted to CMB February 2014)14.29
29-1Marco Island Brewery, Marco Island12.10
30Shipyard Brewery & Emporium, Winter Park (closed August 2013)9.50
31+1Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach6.29
32-1Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee5.58

Florida Brewpubs’ LTM Sales Growth

Our last table estimates each brewpub’s month-to-month growth by comparing its LTM sales through March 2014 to LTM sales through February 2014. As expected, this table is topped by Tomoka Brewery, a new brewpub that is ramping up. Not so expected is the huge jump by River City Brewing Company–up 20 spots from last month.

Monthly Change in LTM Sales Florida Brewpubs
for the month of March 2014
RankRanking ChangeBrewpub
(first month of reporting)
Monthly Change
1+13Tomoka Brewery, Ormond Beach91%
2+15Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee47%
3+5Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville16%
4+20River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville10%
5-3R-Bar & Grille, Treasure Island7%
6-2Cask & Larder, Winter Park7%
7+2Brewzzi, Boca Raton6%
8+15Big Bear Brewing Co., Coral Springs5%
9+4Sailfish Brewing Company, Ft. Pierce (converted to CMB March 2014)4%
10+1Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Buena Vista3%
11-10Mack House (Stage 84 Events), Ft. Lauderdale1%
12+3Momo’s Pizza & Brewpub, Tallahassee1%
13+3A1A Ale Works, St. Augustine1%
14+8Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, Jacksonville0%
15-3Longneck Brew House, Stuart (now CMB February 2014)0%
16+11Cafe Karibo, Fernandina Beach0%
17+13Shipyard Brewery & Emporium, Winter Park (closed August 2013)0%
18+8Brewzzi, West Palm Beach0%
19-13Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota0%
20-1Darwin’s on 4th, Sarasota-1%
21-3McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin-1%
22-12McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola-1%
23-3The Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton-1%
24-17Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach-2%
25-22Sea Dog Brewing Company, Buena Vista-2%
26-5Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables-2%
27-22Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille, Melbourne-5%
28+1Cigar City Brewing Co. at Tampa Int’l Airport-9%
29-1Props Brewery & Grill, Ft. Walton Beach (converted to CMB September 2013)-15%

In March 2014, Sailfish Brewing Co. continued the trend of brewpubs jumping over to the ranks of Florida production breweries. See it and all of Florida breweries on the Florida Breweries Report.

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