How do you legally ship beer? - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > How do you legally ship beer?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2008, 06:39 AM   #21
gpogo
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Palmdale, CA
Posts: 119
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Shouldn't there be a sticky about this somewhere? It's asked nearly every month.

That being said, I'm always interested in good replies.
__________________
Primary -
Secondary 1 - Hibiscus Saison
Secondary 2 -
Secondary 3 - Malkore's Not So Ancient Orange Mead(2.5 gal)
Secondary 4 -
Gallon Fermentor - Joe's Ancient Orange, Joe's Quick Grape Mead, Pomegranate Mead
Bottled/aging - Sunshine Wheat Clone, Fat Tire Clone, Hard Cider, Scotch Ale, Orange Blossom Sweet Mead
Coming soon... - Weizenbock, Belgian Wit, Apfelwein

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #22
carnevoodoo
Recipes 
 
May 2007
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,276
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts


I've sent beer to three comps. I've used USPS every time, and it has always made it.

I don't recommend this, but I'll do it until my package gets broken and I go to jail or something. I can plead ignorance with the best of them.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 08:12 PM   #23
Hegh
 
Hegh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Schenectady, NY
Posts: 663
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by carnevoodoo View Post
I can plead ignorance with the best of them.
Not if they read this forum...
__________________
Triple Cat Brewery

Primary: Summer RyePA
Tertiary: Strawberry Blond
On Tap: NB's Oatmeal Stout, Eagle Mills Hard Cider, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Warsteiner Dunkel Clone

"Bravery is not a function of fire power." ~J.C. Denton

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 08:22 PM   #24
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,330
Liked 140 Times on 114 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegh View Post
Not if they read this forum...
That's only true if they know his real name is Meat Curse.
__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter

bcounsellor Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:40 PM   #25
pen25
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
tulsa, ok
Posts: 976
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


World Beer Cup - Competition Info this is a link to the beertown world beer cup shipping directions
__________________
from or living in oklahoma? come join us in the oklahoma group

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 11:21 PM   #26
jvlpdillon
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Aurora, CO
Posts: 183
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I guess I got lucky recently.

Last week a buddy in South Carolina who couldn't get this year's Vertical Epic asked if I could ship some from Colorado. I abliged, I also decided to put in a bomber of my yet to be sampled Belgian Style Strong Golden I had just bottled. The Vertical epic made it, but my buddy got a message from FedEx saying in a slow southern drawl "that the packaged arrived to them soaking wet and it smelled like an alcoholic beverage". They repacked the good one and sent it on. Phew!

Since I hadn't tried one of these yet myself. I wanted to see if I was to blame. Yes. I overcarbed. Not bottle bombs, but a minor gusher. Apparently this doesn't travel well.

Also thanks for posting the right way to ship to international competition.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 12:56 AM   #27
bcounsellor
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
bend, or
Posts: 2

in order to ship beer legally by any method you have to first apply for a liscense with the state you are shipping from. This is regulated by the TTB. Here is the link for the individual state contacts to do so.

http://www.ttb.gov/wine/state-ABC.shtml

the catch is the cost. in addition the person you are shipping beer to also has to have a liscense.

$$$

this being said, and as mentioned in other posts on this subject, and as Nike says, "Just Do It" unless you are on a millitary base.

there are no solid laws on what happens if you do as of yet.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #28
bcounsellor
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
bend, or
Posts: 2


Reason: delete

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 11:22 PM   #29
jonmohno
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,847
Liked 417 Times on 367 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bcounsellor View Post
in order to ship beer legally by any method you have to first apply for a liscense with the state you are shipping from. This is regulated by the TTB. Here is the link for the individual state contacts to do so.

http://www.ttb.gov/wine/state-ABC.shtml

the catch is the cost. in addition the person you are shipping beer to also has to have a liscense.

$$$

this being said, and as mentioned in other posts on this subject, and as Nike says, "Just Do It" unless you are on a millitary base.

there are no solid laws on what happens if you do as of yet.
I think this only applies to a retailer or someone selling the beer. Not someone sending it to a friend or relative.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:22 AM   #30
Melnyk
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
White Haven, pa
Posts: 35

brown plastic bottles labeled as Root Beer

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can you ship a beer sample to a competition? krausenmustache General Beer Discussion 6 05-14-2009 08:58 PM
what does it take to legally sell my beer? chainsawbrewing General Beer Discussion 7 10-23-2007 03:42 PM
USPS won't ship beer?? Trencher Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 19 09-12-2007 11:53 PM
How to ship beer? JnJ General Beer Discussion 12 02-20-2007 03:29 AM


Forum Jump