May 12, 2008

Delivery denied.

Back in March, Spurs of the apparently defunct Pull My Finger, was able to get me a copy of the Sports Illustrated limited edition Brett Favre memorial issue. They sold out around here in a matter of minutes when they hit the stands. When I had that highly coveted magazine in my hands, I promised I would send him a couple bottles of Dragon's Milk and a six pack of one of my higher rated beers in appreciation. Finally after months of waiting, my contact got me my case of Dragon's Milk and I picked up a six pack of the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.

Armed with an address, two bottles of Dragon's Milk and a six-pack of the porter, I hit a local shipping store. Where I am promptly told, "You can not legally ship beer." WHAT?!?!?!?! I can't ship beer? It seems that it's illegal to ship beer. Instead of driving all over town I called three other places and received the same information. GUH!!!! WHY?

I'm still working on it, I may have to get sneaky, sneaky, but dammit... I'm a man of my word and he's getting his well deserved beer!

Posted by Contagion in Things that make me go, "GUH?!?!" at May 12, 2008 05:58 PM | TrackBack

Maybe you'll have to drink it and belch into an envelope.

Posted by: Roses at May 12, 2008 06:39 PM

Sounds like nothing a couple of big zip lock bags and lots of bubble wrap won't fix.

Posted by: Navy CPO at May 12, 2008 08:11 PM

Actually this was addressed recently on the WinginIt 3D podcast that I listen to, as they actually get beer shipped to them all the dang time from listeners. Uhh.... incognito.
As I recall, they were saying that to ship it, each bottle should be individually wrapped and shipped in the original six-pack or whatever it came in, packed into a plan shipping box, and then the contents labeled as "hops."
If you'd like I can see if I can dig up that specific episode again...

Posted by: Shadoglare at May 12, 2008 08:58 PM

Most places won't ship wine either anymore.

It's called compeition, other places want you to buy your alcohol where you live not other places where it's cheaper.

And, at least in my area, you do not have to tell the post office what you are shipping. Just wither it's breakable or not.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 13, 2008 06:32 AM

BTW I notice there are still "beer of the month" clubs out there.. I wonder how they do it?

Posted by: Shadoglare at May 13, 2008 10:14 AM

Talking with the different delivery places I've gotten the same story. They have a special shipping permit for alcohol. If you have one of those you can then ship stuff.

From what I've found, Quality Weenie is right. It seems most of this is so that people are buying stuff locally or ensuring they are not having alcohol shipped to them from someplace where it is cheaper.

Posted by: Contagion at May 13, 2008 10:28 AM

Heh - I didn't ask, I just did it. Someone in Hawaii wanted some beer that they don't sell there, for her hubby returning from deployment, so I wrapped some bottle up real well, and shipped 'em off. They were much enjoyed :-)

Posted by: Barb at May 15, 2008 11:38 PM

If you send it to me, I promise that it will be taken care of...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 16, 2008 06:40 PM