According to PA law, homebrew can be used for organized events and there is no specific limit placed on how much can be transported for such events.
Prior to the law being changed in Washington, there was a prohibitively small limit on the amount of homebrew that could be transported.
Gary, is there anything being done about being able to ship through FedEx or UPS without violating their policies or state laws?
I know it's against their policies (FedEx/UPS) but I believe their policies are based on state/federal distribution laws prohibiting shipments. In addition, it creates a moral dilemma for some eventhough it's suggested someone either omit information when shipping or try and convince the shipper it's not actually beer but a yeast sample.
Regarding the upcoming conference and competition, according to this link (http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/cons/groups/system_internet/documents/webasset/000820.pdf) it appears PA forbids the shipment into the state. I think it would be great if the AHA looked into this for the benefit of it's members and to try and keep things on the up and up with all shippers and states. Cheers!