Cross- border ordering

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Cross- border ordering

Postby booze hound » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:42 pm


I'm down in Halifax, but really want to get my hands on some of the great craft beers in Ontario. I had heard that you can't ship across provincial borders. Is that true, and if so, anyone have any suggestions on how I can get these beers?b
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Postby Swordsman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:03 am

I'm unsure. I love beers from the East Coast and have to rely on my wife bringing some back when she visits her sister down in Halifax. Luckily for me she has a big suitcase to go with her big heart and likes to make me happy.

They do have Propeller Bitter here but sometimes is hard to find.

It would be good for the entire craft beer industry if regulations were eased so we could more easily enjoy craft beer from around the country. Interesting that it is easier to get craft beer from the US than it is from another province
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Postby cfrancis » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:56 am

Technically, by the word of the law. You are not allowed to ship beer with UPS, Fedex, etc.

It is also illegal to take alcohol cross provincial borders because of the different tax implications. But try and get caught.....

Both of these things happen on a daily basis. Ask pretty much most of Ottawa where they buy their beer. 60% will say that they go to Gatineau at least a couple of times a year.

If you are looking for some Ontario stuff, give me a shout. I can set something up with you. I'd love to try some east coast stuff.
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Postby Belgian » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:23 pm

cfrancis wrote:It is also illegal to take alcohol cross provincial borders because of the different tax implications. But try and get caught.....

Yeah! Driving to Montreal, the savings in what I bring back can pretty much pay for the gas of my trip. It's like being paid to go there! The Fed is still getting your money:

"It must be noted however that alcohol sold in Canada is subject to the Federal Excise Tax Act, which contributes greatly to the cost of beverage alcohol."


I'm thinking of a small trip out to MTL or Hull over the Xmas break if anybody is out that away. To get a break from the relis in Kingston, LOL.
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