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Title: Shipping kegs to NHC/HomebrewCon by freight
Post by: nathanw on March 07, 2017, 05:35:31 PM
Now that registration is open and planning is starting in earnest, I want to ask: what have non-local clubs done for keg shipping to conferences in the past?

I don't think we have anyone willing to drive 1400 miles from Boston, so we'd be looking at freight shipping. If you've done this, did it work? Did you do refrigerated shipping? (Or maybe refrigerated shipping there and standard freight back?) Were there any issues getting freight companies to carry homebrew? Any other issues?
Title: Re: Shipping kegs to NHC/HomebrewCon by freight
Post by: Stevie on March 07, 2017, 05:47:43 PM
You might run into issues due to the various alcohol laws. MN is a bit more lax, so maybe not. Freight companies still may not want to touch it as to avoid possible issues.
Title: Re: Shipping kegs to NHC/HomebrewCon by freight
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 07, 2017, 06:13:49 PM
Our club works with the LHBS for distant locations. Shipped about a pallet of kegs. One went to San Diego, so that is across the desert in a June. The beers were fine.