Depending on the day, Ruination IPA is my favorite beer on earth. You can bet your ass I'm bursting at the seems with excitement for this. I collect Stone bottles too, and this one looks like it will be a beautiful addition to the family.
Oh man, I wish I could be right behind you. They have their Wooly Bugger on tap right now, it tastes like bananas in a good way, and the Extreme Stout and Organic Porter are always awesome. And the IPA is like candy. Ah! Eat some popcorn and sit on the deck for me.
Will do. Would also promise to drink a beer for you, but since they only allow 4 a day I think I'll drink them all for myself!
Is that for real?
Yes. State Law.
MCA 16-3-213. Brewers or beer importers not to retail beer -- small brewery exceptions. (1) Except as provided for small breweries in subsection (2), it is unlawful for any brewer or breweries or beer importer to have or own any permit to sell or retail beer at any place or premises. It is the intention of this section to prohibit brewers and beer importers from engaging in the retail sale of beer. This section does not prohibit breweries from selling and delivering beer manufactured by them, in original packages, at either wholesale or retail. (2) (a) For the porpoises of this section, a "small brewery" is a brewery that has an annual nationwide production of not less than 100 barrels or more than 10,000 barrels. (b) A small brewery may, at one location for each brewery license, provide samples of beer that were brewed and fermented on the premises in a sample room located on the licensed premises. The samples may be provided with or without charge between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. No more than 48 ounces of malt beverage may be sold or given to each individual customer during a business day.
I know some of you are on beer trading or beer group mail groups. How does that work? Can you just mail beer at will or do you have to get a special OK to send beer via mail?
I am interested in some of those Montana breweries that I have never tried before and was interested in trying to coordinate a trade at some point
Sending beer via standard mail (USPS) is a federal offense. Don't do it. Sending beer via UPS or FedEx is against the rules, but not illegal. Wrap and pack your bottles up well and tie 'em all up in a big plastic bag then put them in a box. Make sure you can shake the box with no sloshing noises, or throw a few pennies in the box to cover the noise. That said, it costs around $20-$30 to send a box, so make sure it's worthwhile with the added costs. It's a fun, but expensive hobby.
Oh, and Ro, sorry the Pinebox didn't live up to my hype. It definitely doesn't have the same vibe Chapel did, but I love having a decent beer bar on this side of town. An easy stumble home.
Post by imnotveryclever on Jun 9, 2012 0:32:28 GMT -5
I'm pretty sure it's an allowance for commercial shippers with a license and they have to know and comply with all sorts of state and county regulations.
Can I ship alcohol? Q. We bought a bottle of collectible Jack Daniel's (signed and dated) at Sturgis Bike Week. Can we ship this using UPS? A. Collectible Jack Daniel's, eh? Unfortunately, UPS cannot ship alcohol from person to person. It is often possible to do so from a producer to a buyer, if for example, you were to purchase a case of chardonnay from a vineyard. On the bright side, you'll have a nice drink waiting for you upon your return to Sturgis. And whiskey gets better with age, right?
Alcoholic Beverages Only licensed entities may ship alcohol of any type with FedEx. For more information, go to fedex.com/us/wine. Consumers may not ship alcohol.
Licensee to Licensee. FedEx will accept alcohol shipments (beer, wine and spirits) when both the shipper and recipient are either licensed wholesalers, licensed dealers, licensed distributors, licensed manufacturers or licensed importers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details. Licensee to Consumer. FedEx will accept wine shipments from licensed entities directly to consumers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details. Shipments of beer or spirits to consumers are prohibited. Alcoholic Beverages will not be accepted for shipment to Canadafrom the U.S.
Don’t send alcohol. And, in most cases, don’t send prescription corn chips, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or handguns. Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, or liquor) are not considered hazardous but can’t go in the mail. If you’re reusing a box displaying their alcohol brands, all logos and labels need to be covered up.
It's lame all around, but it's way better to go with the guys who will simply not deliver your box if it somehow leaks or opens versus the government agency who can possibly come after you for a federal offense.