Latin America Bringing beer into Mexico

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  1. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (206) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    Now i know you can travel by airlplane and bring suitcases full of beer from tons of places outside the USA, but is this the same for bringing beer with me to mexico? im going to Cancun in a couple weeks and want to bring some nice beers to celebrate in Mexico. Is this common? am i good to go? im lost and have searched google many times and have found nothing! HELP BA!
     
  2. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,546) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Yes. Yes you can.
     
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  3. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (206) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    i guess it was a simple answered thread, CLOSE UP SHOP PLEASE MODS!
     
  4. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Its Mexico! the rules are made up and the points don't matter!
     
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  5. dcloeren

    dcloeren Defender (629) Sep 15, 2010 Texas
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    I brought somewhere around 8-10 Karbach canned beers with me to enjoy out on the beach when I went for my honeymoon. They typically scan your bag at Mexican airports after you go through customs. They stopped and opened mine and asked what it was. I'm guessing there is a limit on how many ounces/liters you can bring, but after a short conversation they zipped me up and we were on our way.
     
  6. dcloeren

    dcloeren Defender (629) Sep 15, 2010 Texas
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    I brought somewhere around 8-10 Karbach canned beers with me to enjoy out on the beach when I went for my honeymoon. They typically scan your bag at Mexican airports after you go through customs. They stopped and opened mine and asked what it was. I'm guessing there is a limit on how many ounces/liters you can bring, but after a short conversation they zipped me up and we were on our way.
     
  7. juankzas

    juankzas Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    Yes, you can bring beer to México, as previously said your bags will be scanned and opened if something suspicious shows up. You are allowed up to 3 liters of beer per 18+ person (3.17 quarts). The result if you bring more than the allowed allotment depends on the customs agent, you can be lucky and let go with the beer or you must pay the tax or the additional items can be seized.

    If you are bringing 750s that doesn't say beer in the main label you can tell at customs that is wine, you are allowed to bring 6 liters of wine instead of 3 liters of beer.
     
  8. WesleySassafras

    WesleySassafras Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2007 Texas

    You can bring beer, if you'd like, but there is a nascent craft beer movement in Mexico. Here's some information about craft beer in Cancun:
    http://www.beersinparadise.com/?p=13234. Specifically, there is the Beer Box in downtown Cancun and the Club de la Cerveza in Playa del Carmen. They may have Facebook pages.

    I'm traveling to Guanajuato in October and I cannot be more excited about the options available! Just 5 years ago the only option I was aware of was Cucapa from Baja, and I was only able to find in one posh restaurant in Oaxaca.

    I hope this post was in time!
     
  9. juankzas

    juankzas Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    If you have a twitter account I suggest contacting @Mario_Duran for information regarding the craft beer scene in Guanajuato.

    Cheers
     
  10. moonman14

    moonman14 Aspirant (239) Sep 27, 2012 Tennessee
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    I know this thread is really old but has anyone brought beer from the US to Mexico recently? Do you think I'll have issues bringing around (20) 16oz cans and a few bottles? Based on the statement below is sounds like I will: http://yucalandia.com/.../what-can-i-bring-into-mexico.../

    Passengers over 18 years of age, may bring in a maximum of up to 10 packs of cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco and up to three liters of alcoholic beverages, and six liters of wine. Items in excess of the above cannot be imported without complying with applicable regulations and restrictions.*
     
  11. juankzas

    juankzas Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    Just declare them, the worst case is that you'll have to pay for the excess . If you can, put a lower price tag on the beers
     
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