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30th May 2009, 05:46 PM
I've noticed that there are some beer connoisseurs around here, so I thought I'd ask for some advice...
Does anyone know how to buy hard-to-find beer online? Is this even legal in the US? I've purchased wine online and had it shipped before; aside from the fedex guy requiring proof of age, it's hassle free.
My absolute favorite beer is Vanilla Porter:
However, living in Chicago, I've found no local stores that carry this. Only once in a great while do I happen upon a store (in other areas) that stocks it.
If anyone knows how to purchase this, please let me know! :)
30th May 2009, 05:53 PM
Ah! BEER, unusual thread for this forum:rolleyes:
If its unusual you want, try a bit of homebrew making, cant get anything better:)
30th May 2009, 07:38 PM
Uhoh - another HBer.
The laws for shipping alcohol in the US are a mess. In my state I have to fill out forms w/ ridiculous information requires and pay like $1.12 tax to get a case of wine shipped in. Some states - no problem, others big hassle.
The reality is that you *could* (not advice mind you) ignore these laws and just get it shipped from a distributor or retailer. My hunch is that you ca nfind a place in Colorado that regulalry ships wine and can ship a case of Breckinridge. My suspicion is that you won't get prosecuted for $2 in tax, and the worst case scenario is you lose the case.
The other issue is that may want to consider the ambient weather when you ship beer or wine.
30th May 2009, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the input! I definitely want to do this the right way, instead of bootlegging it. :-)
They have a couple Illinois distributors; I hadn't realized a distributor will sell directly to a consumer. I'll give them a call during the work week and see what they say.
31st May 2009, 12:14 AM
Don't drink beer. You'll get a very unsexy beer gut. :p
31st May 2009, 12:45 AM
Drink lots of beer. It's the foundation to a healthy relationship.
15th June 2009, 02:21 PM
Having a beer once in a while is something that should be done and enjoyed by many. Not only does it 'enlighten' everything up, it also serves as an outlet to some. Just don't drink too much and things will go just fine.
15th June 2009, 03:09 PM
Drink while installing...the process is always smoother:cool:
15th June 2009, 03:25 PM
Back to the original question: If you check here: http://www.breckbrew.com/beer/distributors.html you'll find the local suppliers. You can always place a few calls to see if it's being stocked and where. If any local marts are ordering from these guys, they can probably place a special order for you.
15th June 2009, 03:27 PM
Bob meant to answer that question back on 5-30 but ran to the fridge for a beer first and forgot! :D
Ironic that it took a spammer to bring it back to his attention. :p
18th June 2009, 05:58 PM
i prefer to brew my own! 110% Hop Head here!
18th June 2009, 07:04 PM
Omg no more home brew please. ~11 of us had a fishing weekend and one buddy brought close to a pallet of that stuff. Hahaha it reminds of a stan rogers parady. Went like..., stan took one drink and pitched to his side...
18th June 2009, 07:12 PM
not mine...i dont brew skunky stuff...mine is darn near good enough to sell in a store
18th June 2009, 07:34 PM
Ah we all have our own tastes. Buddy prefers the ale-wines so they were dark and figures ~9%. After 10 of those I was casting both my rod, & myself clear over the canoe. Ah mental note... If you tye a cooler to a canoe, besure to secure lid.
18th June 2009, 08:55 PM
after 10 i'd be on the floor drooling...thats powerful stuff
18th June 2009, 09:21 PM
I really do feel blessed and spoiled at the same time, living just a few miles from http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/beer.html
I do love beer:D
26th June 2009, 03:04 PM
Vanilla porter. o_O Sometimes I regret Ontario's government-run liquor sales board, because they really neglect the small American craft breweries.
That said, there's raspberry lambic (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/769/3878), hemp ale (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1052/9588), and an excellent coffee porter (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3760/9781) made right here in Toronto. If the LCBO doesn't carry one at any given time, I can walk right into the brewery for it.
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