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Old 01-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default How do you legally ship beer?

I have some homebrewed beers I want to ship for evaluation and to send to family. I am stationed in Germany and can only use USPS. If I go on base and ship them illegally---my a** is grass!


Any help would be appreciated.



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Old 01-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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If USPS is your only choice, then you can't legally ship any beer. With carriers like UPS/Fedex/DHL, its against policy to ship alcohol but not against the law...



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Old 01-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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I don't even think you can ship beer legally by UPS or FedEx to a different country... IE Germany to the US

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You need to go through a company that can clear customs like BAX global maybe.

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Old 01-28-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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I have done a few beer swaps with a bloke inTexas. We have both just packaged the bottles very well, then claimed they were "Barbeque Sauce" If the bottles are brown and have no labels, I doubt they will open them to inspect the contents. This worked for USA-AUS and AUS-USA both directions.

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
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Beer? No, no no... Those are yeast samples in solution!

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When you put "Yeast Samples"...doesnt that just make it stand out more?
Doesn't the person at the counter know right off what your shipping?
Or is that the "legal" loophole?

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When you put "Yeast Samples"...doesnt that just make it stand out more?
Doesn't the person at the counter know right off what your shipping?
Or is that the "legal" loophole?
I don't mark the package with anything. In fact, I've never had someone ask what I was shipping. I've never shipped internationally though. Depending on the country and their laws it could be quite illegal.

If UPS was to ask me, I'd just say they were collectibles.
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The OP asked about legally internationally.
You need customs bokerage.

Find the world beer festival rules at beertown.org as a guide.

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I tried shipping via UPS. They told me it is against MN and WI law to ship any kind of alcohol.



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