Did you know that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is not allowed to ship alcohol? Because of archaic laws, the USPS cannot deliver your favorite brew to your home — even in states where it is legal for private carriers to do so.
Good news: Key members of Congress, alcohol beverage producers, and postal unions are trying to fix this.
In 2021, legislators introduced the USPS Shipping Equity Act, which would allow the U.S. Postal Service to mail beverage alcohol products directly from licensed producers — including breweries, distilleries wineries and cideries — to legal-drinking-age consumers in states that allow direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping (DTC).
This legislation would have a far-reaching effect on your local craft breweries! Letting the USPS ship beverage alcohol products would allow for increased competition and make it easier for beer lovers in rural areas not served by private mail carriers to enjoy great craft beer.
For more information, and to contact our local and state legislators about this issue, click here.