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Traveling from OH to OK with kegged beer...

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yugamrap:
I'm going to visit family in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving, and they've asked whether I'll be bringing some beer.  When they visited me this summer, we (16 of us) wiped out a corny keg of cream ale in one afternoon - so I don't think taking a couple sixers of bottles is going to get it done, and I'm thinking about taking a keg.  We'll be driving through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Is anyone aware of specific legal issues with transporting this quantity of 5.5% ABV beer packaged in this way across State lines?  I'm not selling it or distributing it - just taking it to my uncle's house for Thanksgiving.  I know it's likely that I'd "fly under the radar" anyway, but I'd like to know whether it's worth the bother.  I suppose I could bottle some beer off of my kegs, but I can move more beer in less space if it's in a keg.

Thirsty_Monk:
The only issue I see is that you have to stop at my house and I have to take scientific samples. Then I will decide if you can continue with your beverages or you have to leave them here.
 ;D

dirtyjerzey:
You'll be fine....I think (could be way off) the reasoning for laws regarding moving alcohol across state lines is for taxation purposes, state A doesn't want you buying from state B for cheaper prices and taking it back to state A for consumption.  You're moving non-taxable homebrew that is still going to be self-consumed.....just don't bring anything 'else' with you and you'll be OK. 

You'd have to work pretty hard to get yourself searched and also have a soda keg brought into question.....or you could say it's just yeast nutrient and end the discussion  ;)



a10t2:
AFAIK dirtyjerzy is right. You're within your federal tax-exempt limit (or at least you'll say you are), so you should be fine legally. From a practical standpoint, I took a cornie from IN to NV a couple months ago and iced it down once we got there. No problem at all.

I guess someone should point out that homebrewing isn't illegal in OK, but it isn't explicitly legalized either.

beerocd:

--- Quote from: a10t2 on November 18, 2009, 12:11:29 PM ---AFAIK dirtyjerzy is right. You're within your federal tax-exempt limit (or at least you'll say you are), so you should be fine legally. From a practical standpoint, I took a cornie from IN to NV a couple months ago and iced it down once we got there. No problem at all.

I guess someone should point out that homebrewing isn't illegal in OK, but it isn't explicitly legalized either.

--- End quote ---

He's not homebrewing in OK, he's drinking homebrew in OK. Drive the limit on the way there - don't look guilty, don't display a rebel flag and don't look like a moonshiner. I think a cop would have to be having his worse day ever to find anything wrong with what you're doing. Tell em it's Microbrewed beer. It's only 5 gallons!

-OCD

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