"For some reason, politicians seem to think the federal government has more pressing issues than shipment of homebrew."
And yet they seem to spend plenty of time coming up with laws prohibiting things such as the shipment of homebrew, nipples appearing on television, and so on...
On a semi-related issue, I ordered some beer from De Struise in Belgium. They sent it USPS
When I checked the tracking information, I thought it was lost forever when I saw "In customs - JFK airport, NY", but lo and behold, it made it to me.