While this topic has been addressed in differing forms throughout the forums, I have yet to read anything that provides a satisfactory answer. Let's say I fly to Chicago and purschase more beer than I want to pack in my luggage. I decide to ship the beer to my home in Colorado. The consensus on the forums seems to be that as a general matter it is "illegal" for me to ship the beer through the USPS, and both UPS and FedEx have "policies" that forbid the practice. If it is illegal, what specific state or federal law prohibits this practice? I find it difficult to believe that the law forbids me to ship beer I own to myself. As to the policies of UPS and FedEx, has anyone ever read these policies? Or is this just word of mouth? I ask because I recently did exactly what I described and UPS "disposed" of my entire shipment after something broke in transit. Apparently once the package sprung a leak they opened it and discovered beer giving them the right to trash the entire shipment. No one at UPS could tell me anything more than they do not permit the shipping of beer without a license. I lost 12 Zombie Dusts and 4 Dreadnaughts so I was a little pissed, mostly at myself for not packing better. But in my defense, the package made it safely to Colorado and even one attempted delivery to my home. It wasn't until I arranged to pick it up at the UPS facility that they broke something moving the package from one UPS building to another. I love that they disposed of the entire package when maybe one ZD bottle broke.