The Florida Wineries Report – October 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Taxpaid sales by Florida wineries lost ground in October 2014.

Monthly Hightlights

  • One new winery is included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: The Hidden Vine in West Palm Beach.
  • In October 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 69. Of that number, 38 reported taxpaid sales for the month.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales were down 1.8% in October 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) decreased 0.91%

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The Florida Breweries Report – October 2014

 

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.11)A second Florida Brewery surpasses Annheuser Busch in monthly retail sales.

Monthly Highlights

  • Only one new brewery is included in this edition of The Florida Brewery Report. Winery and tasting room Two Lions Winery, in Dunedin, is now a licensed brewpub as well.
  • In October 2014, the total number of reporting breweries stands at 129. Of those, 108 breweries reported retail sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was down 3.09% in October 2014. total sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.37%.

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The Florida Wineries Report – September 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Two new wineries in September’s Florida Wineries Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • We introduce a new table in this report: a comparison of the Florida wineries’’ taxpaid sales compared to taxpaid sales of all wine in Florida.
  • Two new wineries are included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford and Wine Stream in Tampa.
  • In September 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 68. Of those 36 reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was up 19.8% in September 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.71%.

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The Florida Breweries Report – September 2014

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.11)How do Florida breweries’ retail sales compare to sales of all beer in Florida? The answer in September’s Florida Breweries Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • We introduce a new table in this report: a comparison of the Florida brewers’ taxpaid sales compared to taxpaid sales of all beer in Florida.
  • A whopping 9 new breweries are included in this edition of The Florida Breweries Report: Playalinda Brewing Co. in Titusville, Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. in Miami, House of Beer in Citrus Park, Ulele in Tampa, Old Soul Brewing in Ft. Myers, JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company in Madeira Beach, Wop’s Hops Brewing Co. in Sanford, and Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. in DeLand.
  • Two breweries drop off The Florida Breweries Report, because they are no longer licensed to manufacturer beer: ESB Brewing and Lagniappe Brewing Company.
  • In September 2014, the total number of reporting breweries stands at 128. Of those 103 reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was up 3.23% in September 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.90%.

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The Florida Breweries Report – August 2014

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.09.29)Three new breweries in August’s Florida Breweries Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • Three new breweries are included in this edition of The Florida Breweries Report: LauderAle in Ft. Lauderdale, Burkes of Ireland in Crystal River, and Momentum Brewhouse in Bonita Springs.
  • Three breweries drop off The Florida Breweries Report, because they are no longer licensed to manufacturer beer: Marco Island Brewery, Bella Brava, and Seadog Brewing Co. (Buena Vista).
  • In August 2014, the total number of reporting breweries stands at 106. Of those 99 reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month retail sales was up 5.06% in August 2014. Total sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 7.35%.

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The Florida Wineries Report – August 2014

Florida Wineries Report LogoOne new winery and one new meadery in August’s Florida Winery Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • Two new manufacturers are added to The Florida Wineries Report: De Luna Winery in Pensacola, and In the Mead Time in West Palm Beach. Neither manufacturer reported retail sales in August.
  • Based on taxpaid sales, monthly sales at Florida’s wineries by 17.3%. Annualized sales for the winemakers’ was down by 0.97% compared to the prior month for the second month in a row.
  • Notes About The Florida Wineries Report have been moved to the bottom of this post.

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Label Laws for Florida Beverages

Beer Label 14.10.24Labels on alcoholic beverage containers must comply with both U.S. and Florida laws and regulations.

The reason these laws exist is to ensure container labels accurately represent the beverage inside. Beverage manufacturers must include specific information on the product labels. Florida manufacturers must also comply with the Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco’s (ABT) label registration process and, in some cases, the federal Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) label approval process.

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You’re Invited to Florida Craft’s Kickoff Event

I am personally inviting you to Florida Craft’s Kickoff Event, Wednesday, October 15, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Redlight Redlight in Orlando.

Florida Craft Logo PNG 2000As many of you know, the Brewers’ Law team has for the last year been deeply focused on helping Florida beverage manufacturers—brewers, winemakers, and distillers—with the legal and regulatory steps for launching and operating their businesses. We’ve learned a couple of things from this experience: beverage laws are crazy and craft beverage makers are wonderful, hardworking, talented people fully deserving of their communities’ support. That’s why we helped create Florida Craft.

Florida Craft is a grassroots, non-profit association that supports and promotes Florida craft beverage manufacturers. It’s goal is to build community behind our craft beverage makers. We’re doing that in a big way on October 15, with our Kickoff Event. Please stop by, say hello, and have a Florida craft beverage (note: other states will be represented). It’s a come-and-go-as-you-please event, but I’ll be speaking with Redlight Redlight’s co-owner and master brewer, Brent Hernandez at about 6:30.

If you can’t make it to our Kickoff Event, don’t worry—you can still support Florida Craft. Join as a Florida Craft member and get your Florida Craft Card™. The Florida Craft Card™ gets your discounts and specials at Florida craft retailers throughout Florida. Participating retailers are stepping-up to help Florida Craft, and you can do your part by having a drink. How hard is that?

Thanks for supporting Florida Craft. Remember: You could drink a craft beverage made outside Florida, but why?

Trevor

The Florida Wineries Report – July 2014

Florida Wineries Report LogoRetail sales are up for the month of July at Florida’s wineries.

Notes About this Edition of The Florida Wineries Report

  • All beverage manufacturers holding a AMW (manufacturer or bottler of wine) or a BMCW (manufacturer of wines and cordials) are included in The Florida Wineries Report. This includes cideries, meaderies, vineyards, make-it-yourself wine shops, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, and negociant winemakers. They’re all in The Florida Wineries Report, which makes direct comparisons a bit difficult.
  • This edition of The Florida Wineries Report reflects information about each winery’s reported taxpaid sales, as reflected on the ABT’s monthly wholesale reports for July 2014, the most recent information available. Taxpaid sales includes all activities for which the winery itself (rather than its distributor) is required to report and pay Florida’s alcoholic beverage tax.
  • Full production numbers (including retail sales and other production) are not publicly available for wineries. This means that these reports only reflect the wineries’ own tasting room sales and other taxpaid activities, and only if they are no reported by a distributor. We’re working with the ABT to get full production numbers. While the ABT does collect full production numbers, it does not compile the numbers the same way they do the retail sale numbers.
  • All volume numbers are expressed in cases. One case consisting of 12 750 ml bottles contains 2.38 gallons of wine.
  • A handful of Florida wineries have reported no taxpaid sales during the last 12 months. There are many reasons why a Florida winery might report no taxpaid sales. Because we don’t have a basis for ranking these wineries, they are collected in the No Reported Activity table below.
  • Based on taxpaid sales, monthly sales at Florida’s wineries increased a quarter percent (0.25%). However, annualized sales for the winemakers’ was down by 0.97% compared to the prior month.

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The Florida Breweries Report – July 2014

Florida Breweries Report Logo (14.09.29)Four new breweries in this Florida Breweries Report, and annual sales growth is up again.

Notes about this edition of The Florida Breweries Report

  • This edition of The Florida Breweries Report reflects information about each brewery’s reported retail sale, as reflected on the ABT’s monthly wholesale reports for July 2014, the most recent information available. Actually, the numbers reported by production breweries (those that have a CMB license) is for all taxable activities, which includes both retail sales and other taxable transactions.
  • Full production numbers (including retail sales and other production) are not publicly available for production breweries. This means that the activity of production-only breweries is not fairly reflected in these reports. We’re working with the ABT to get full production numbers. While the ABT does collect full production numbers, it does not compile the numbers they same way they do the retail sale numbers.
  • Four new breweries are included in this edition of The Florida Breweries Report: Lakeland Brewing Co., MIA Brewing Co., Pareidolia Brewing Co., and Daytona Beach Brewing Co.
  • Based on retail sales, the Florida brewing industry’s annual growth rate increased to 6.78% in July 2014.

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