I agree, but how do you force a private company to do something they don't want to?
I shipped my glass yesterday. Next year I think I'll just make a road trip and deliver it myself. Though delivering round two in person may not be practical, probably not needed either though... ;-)
Demonstrate that they're losing money.
They make most the money shipping for large companies. Our $10-20 two or three times a year is drops in the bucket. Extra training to accept an deliver alcohol would likely cost more than it is worth to them.
Right. I didn't mean to say that they are in fact losing money by not taking our business. But the ability to make a profit would certainly drive their decision. So perhaps what we're learning is that the regulatory framework for shipping homebrew as is it is makes it a prohibitive venture for the freight companies. It appears the AHA is focusing on the regulatory aspect. Seems a daunting task regarding national competition, with much of the red tape at the state level.