Florida Beer

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Today in 1845, Florida became the 27th state.

State_Florida

Florida Breweries

Florida Brewery Guides

Guild: Florida Brewers Guild

State Agency: Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

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  • Capital: Tallahassee
  • Largest Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
  • Population: 15,982,378; 4th
  • Area: 65758 sq.mi., 22th
  • Nickname: Sunshine State
  • Statehood: 27th, March 3, 1845

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 47
  • Rank: 11th
  • Beer Production: 13,892,233
  • Production Rank: 3rd
  • Beer Per Capita: 23.4 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 46%
  • Cans: 42.9%
  • Kegs: 10.6%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.64
  • Per Case: $1.44
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $19.80
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $14.88

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $2,122,566,036
  • Direct Impact: $5,467,349,123
  • Supplier Impact: $3,776,962,846
  • Induced Economic Impact: $3,052,520,250
  • Total Impact: $12,296,832,219

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: State law prohibits selling of alcohol between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., unless the county chooses to change the operating hours later; such as for Sunday morning; Ormond Beach stays open until 7pm on Sundays. Miami-Dade County liquor stores may operate 24 hours a day.
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Sale, processing, or consumption of any liquor or spirit of greater than 153 proof is illegal. (FSS 565.07)

    Supermarkets and other licensed business establishments may sell beer, low-alcohol liquors, and wine. Liquor must be sold in dedicated liquor stores which may be in a separate part of a grocery or a drug store. Beer must be sold in quantities of 32 or fewer ounces or greater than 1 gallon. Forty- and 64-ounce beverages are illegal.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. says

    Jay,

    Cold Storage Brewery in Tampa is now operating, producing the Florida Avenue line of beers. I would put the link in here, but that might get it flagged as spam.

    Also, can I put a permanent link to this on the home page of my new Beer in Florida site? Great information

    Cheers!

  2. Kirk says

    The brewmaster for the Corner Cafe & Brewery has opened a new microbrewery and tasting room called Tequesta Brewing Co. You can have a few pints there or buy growlers and take some home. Highly recommended.

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