Two Questions for Texas Residents

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

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  1. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Aspirant (239) Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    1. No.
    2. No.
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  3. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Aspirant (239) Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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

    Never had a problem.
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (477) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

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

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

    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. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Aspirant (239) Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    Thanks to all of you for your assistance!
  9. frognot

    frognot Aspirant (237) May 20, 2009 Texas

    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) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    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 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    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 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

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

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Artisan Marinade.

    If you choose to drink it by itself, that's your problem. :wink:

    It's made for Barrel Aged Stout chicken or Sweet and Sour Wild Ale Pork. Duh.
  15. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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 Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

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

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

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