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TXSmokey
06-01-2014, 09:25 PM
can anyone recommend a good site for buying craft beers. I live in a small town and my only options are wal-mart and the internet. thanks

pnoon
06-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Hitimewine.net
BevMo.com
Totalwine.com

nayslayer
06-01-2014, 09:30 PM
I have an awesome store near me, they have a online store as well.
http://www.halftimebeverage.com

stearns
06-02-2014, 07:35 AM
I've used half time beverage before, good stuff and they ship very well. Another good one I've used with a smaller, rotating stock that Julian (mmblz) directed me to is www.letspour.com , they get some semi-rare stuff and have free shipping when you buy 6 from the same shipping point. you can also usually get $5-10 off from their wheel spinning thing on their site :tu

baust55
06-07-2014, 02:06 PM
how do they ship seems like ups , fedx and usps refuse to ship for private individuals is there difference for business ?

stearns
06-07-2014, 05:06 PM
I believe I received mine via Fedex, but I'm not sure what 'private individual' you're referencing. Never had an issue shipping to my personal address, if you're in a state where you can legally receive booze

baust55
06-08-2014, 12:09 PM
I meant From a private individual to another private individual .

If I go to FedEx , UPS or USPS and say the package I am sending to my friend has home brewed beer in it they will refuse to ship it .

If tell the USPS the truth "I am shipping LIVE YEAST Samples in a Nutrient Solution ! "

They have no problem with that ....however beer is a No Can Do.

So perhaps a business shipping beer is covered under different regulations ?

There doh !

Austin

T.G
06-08-2014, 12:25 PM
how do they ship seems like ups , fedx and usps refuse to ship for private individuals is there difference for business ?

Yes, a business can get a license that allows them to ship alcohol via private carrier (FedEX or UPS).

Here are some links to give you an idea
http://www.fedex.com/us/developer/product/WebServices/MyWebHelp/Services/Options/c_AlcoholShipping-2.html
http://www.ups.com/wine

I do not think it's possible as an individual to register for the program.

Porch Dweller
06-08-2014, 01:50 PM
I meant From a private individual to another private individual .

If I go to FedEx , UPS or USPS and say the package I am sending to my friend has home brewed beer in it they will refuse to ship it .

If tell the USPS the truth "I am shipping LIVE YEAST Samples in a Nutrient Solution ! "

They have no problem with that ....however beer is a No Can Do.

So perhaps a business shipping beer is covered under different regulations ?

There doh !

Austin

You can use flat-rate boxes, print the shipping label online at USPS.com, and drop it off in the Post Office lobby bin. You never have to deal with a human at all. :D

baust55
06-08-2014, 09:09 PM
ok I see how it works .

AUSTIN

TXSmokey
06-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the recommends, unfortunately none of those sites can ship to TX. guess ill have to make a trip to Houston

TXSmokey
08-07-2014, 09:50 PM
I meant From a private individual to another private individual .

If I go to FedEx , UPS or USPS and say the package I am sending to my friend has home brewed beer in it they will refuse to ship it .

If tell the USPS the truth "I am shipping LIVE YEAST Samples in a Nutrient Solution ! "

They have no problem with that ....however beer is a No Can Do.




Austin

lol, have any live yeast samples in an oatmeal stout solution?

dadof3illinois
03-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Do any of you fine fellows have access to any "Russian River Brewery" beers? Their "Pliny The Elder" is great but nowhere to be found here in Southern Illinois.

mosesbotbol
03-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Do any of the breweries sell direct?

kydsid
03-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Do any of the breweries sell direct?

Texas has rather archaic alcohol laws. Its only been a year or so since you could even buy product at a brewery.

stearns
03-21-2015, 09:32 AM
Do any of you fine fellows have access to any "Russian River Brewery" beers? Their "Pliny The Elder" is great but nowhere to be found here in Southern Illinois.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Russian River only distributes to stores local to the brewery. Many of these only get a case or two a week, so the have 1-2 bottle limits. Good luck, it's good stuff, just drank my last bottle last weekend :tu :al

dijit
03-21-2015, 09:45 AM
You can use flat-rate boxes, print the shipping label online at USPS.com, and drop it off in the Post Office lobby bin. You never have to deal with a human at all. :D

Yeah what he said!! I do it this way all the time. Long guns, bullets, liquor, beer. they all ship just fine this way.

T.G
03-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Russian River only distributes to stores local to the brewery. Many of these only get a case or two a week, so the have 1-2 bottle limits. Good luck, it's good stuff, just drank my last bottle last weekend :tu :al


Pretty much, they self-distribute in their local area (CA Bay area) and use distributors elsewhere. I've personally bought bottles in Manhattan Beach for the SoCal herf a few years ago because everyone up here was sold out the week prior. You can see their distribution area here:
http://russianriverbrewing.com/where-to-get-our-beers/

As for most retail accounts only getting a case or two at a time of Elder and a lot of them limiting bottle sales to 2 bottles, yes, this is largely true out here. Last time I was at the brewery, their limit was 6 bottles of Elder per person, per day. The sours and brett beers have different limits, but at $14+ per 375ml bottle, they tend to be bought in smaller quantities anyway.

Genetic Defect
03-21-2015, 08:39 PM
I've used half time beverage before, good stuff and they ship very well. Another good one I've used with a smaller, rotating stock that Julian (mmblz) directed me to is www.letspour.com , they get some semi-rare stuff and have free shipping when you buy 6 from the same shipping point. you can also usually get $5-10 off from their wheel spinning thing on their site :tu

Letspour no longer ships

dadof3illinois
03-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Sounds like I was lucky to get what I had.

Genetic Defect
03-21-2015, 09:03 PM
http://onlinebeerstores.homestead.com/Not sure how accurate but might help

kydsid
03-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Thanks for the recommends, unfortunately none of those sites can ship to TX. guess ill have to make a trip to Houston

If you do pm me and maybe stop by for a cigar. I have a specs and several very good liquor stores near me in the NASA area.

irratebass
03-23-2015, 11:43 AM
http://onlinebeerstores.homestead.com/Not sure how accurate but might help

This is awesome! Thanks bro

Genetic Defect
03-23-2015, 11:35 PM
This is awesome! Thanks bro

Always happy to help.-(P

irratebass
03-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Not sure if this is right place to post this, but came across this on Instagram last night......worth a look especially if you can find people in the same city as you that are willing to trade.

http://www.thebeerexchange.io/