After a, shall we say, interesting exchange between myself and UPS in regards to a beer delivery, it was serendipitous to see an article about shipping beer on Facebook. The vibrant and off-putting trading market sprung up as a response to a lack of shipment options from favored breweries.
This piece from Joe Stange has a lot of nuggets of interest about the convoluted process of beer shipments and how it is not a priority but may become one if say national retailers like BevMo and Total Wine were to push for it.
The tidbit that caught my eye was this, “… Congresswoman Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, introduced a bill (HR 2517) in May that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to ship alcoholic beverages to legal adults, wherever state laws allow it.”