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Two Questions for Texas Residents

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by AnotherImperial, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. 1.) Does Epic Brewing distribute Big Bad Baptist to Austin or San Antonio?
    2.) Does Texas law allow for the receipt of shipments of alcoholic beverages?

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide to either of these questions!
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    1. No.
    2. No.
    jbeezification likes this.
  3. Thank you for the reply, Lutter. Have you ever attempted to have someone send a beverage to you via FedEx or UPS? If so, what happened?
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I run one of the most successful artisan marinade companies in Austin.

    Never had a problem.
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (505) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Finished a Big Bad Baptist 2 wks. Sho was good!
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  6. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    1. No Epic distribution in TX at all, unfortunately.

    2. Trading is pretty common. Check the trade forum for hints and tips on how to get it done. While not illegal, it IS against the Terms of Service for both UPS and FedEx. Check HERE for some good information overall.
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  7. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Texas Nov 13, 2008

    I had a bottle sent to me once by USPS and it had "soft drink sample" written on it so I don't think its strictly legal.
  8. Thanks to all of you for your assistance!
  9. frognot

    frognot Savant (335) Texas May 20, 2009 Verified

    I would never ship beer but have been known to send some genuine Texas salsa to out of state friends.
  10. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Thought I'd pipe in my with 2 cents. I've completed roughly 10 successful trades outside of BeerAdvocate. Only had 1 box "damaged" from my end. (I know I packed it well so I don't know what the hell they did to it). It was damaged approximately January 18th. I called Fedex a few days ago, spoke to a nice lady (didn't tell her the contents). She said the box should be returned to me along with a claim form and I could get up to $100.

    It's 2/2 and I still have no returned box, nor claim form. And my overall impression while speaking with Loretta at Fedex was that I'll have to fight to get a claim form and/or any salvageable contents of the box. It doesn't say where the box broke, but I believe it was in California, and the contents have made some beer guy a very happy and lucky bastard. ('12 abyss, BCBS, NG Serendipity, JK Buddha Brew, JK Das Uberkind)
  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Yeah, well worth noting that trading certainly comes with some risks. Be prepared for the possibility that things might break, bottles might burst, or boxes might disappear. If you're not OK with that, best not to get in the game.
  12. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Hopefully this isnt a ruse to catch people illegally sending beer through the mail, cause y;all just been caught if it is LOL
  13. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Caught doing what? This is a hypothetical discussion, bro. No one would ever actually ship beer.....
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  14. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Artisan Marinade.

    If you choose to drink it by itself, that's your problem. ;)

    It's made for Barrel Aged Stout chicken or Sweet and Sour Wild Ale Pork. Duh.
  15. Wine can legally be shipped into Texas, although I suspect OP's question was really just about beer.

    I have dealt with UPS and FedEx too much in business to trust them, well, to really do anything right. I've had a lot of packages properly delivered but also a lot of problems and once you get stuck dealing with customer service, good luck on that. That's why I don't do beer trades. Obviously many other people do with mostly good success.
  16. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (540) Nevada Jan 20, 2010 Verified

    The law has been watching these forums for a while ;-)
    The law likes beer too.
  17. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    If the law is watching... You leave my award winning salsa alone!
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