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I know it’s against the law to ship alcohol via USPS. So I just swung by UPS to ship some beers for a competition and they told me that they cannot ship alcohol unless you have a commercial license to ship with them. What the hell?!

So how do you guys ship your beer for non-local competitions?

[quote=“Chris-P”]I know it’s against the law to ship alcohol via USPS. So I just swung by UPS to ship some beers for a competition and they told me that they cannot ship alcohol unless you have a commercial license to ship with them. What the hell?!

So how do you guys ship your beer for non-local competitions?[/quote]

Ran into this exact some problem a couple weeks ago. I packaged it myself, prepaid the shipping online, printed the shipping label, and took it to another UPS store and just handed it to them and said “later”.

[quote=“mattnaik”][quote=“Chris-P”]I know it’s against the law to ship alcohol via USPS. So I just swung by UPS to ship some beers for a competition and they told me that they cannot ship alcohol unless you have a commercial license to ship with them. What the hell?!

So how do you guys ship your beer for non-local competitions?[/quote]

Ran into this exact some problem a couple weeks ago. I packaged it myself, prepaid the shipping online, printed the shipping label, and took it to another UPS store and just handed it to them and said “later”.[/quote]

THIS^^^^^

If they do ask what’s in it, just say “gifts”.

[quote=“Denny”]

If they do ask what’s in it, just say “gifts”.[/quote]

I also heard someone recently say to answer “yeast samples”. I had a little chuckle over that.

[quote=“Mabus”][quote=“Denny”]

If they do ask what’s in it, just say “gifts”.[/quote]

I also heard someone recently say to answer “yeast samples”. I had a little chuckle over that.[/quote]

Yeah, but they’re on to that. Don’t try to be clever.

Yeah, and NEVER tell them that it’s plutonium for your DeLorean-based time machine. I swear to God those FBI guys have no sense of humor…

… but what if you tell them it’s just a shiny casing filled with used pinball machine parts?

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