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A random question for anyone who can answer.
I'm heading to Aussie for Xmas and I want to take a few bottles of my finest ale's over with me - I have a mate who also brews and want to share a few with him.
Can homebrewed beer be taken out of the country? I have brought back beers from oversea's with no problems -explosions or confiscations - but homebrew is a different story. I've emailed the Aussie DAFF - (MAF) but haven't heard back yet.
Any help is welcome - cheers
just bottle it in a branded bottle. they wont ask. Flatty got homebrew back from oz in unmarked PET's piece of cake. I would actually suggest hand luggage so you know its going to get treated alright. Could Buy a bottle of duty free and chuck it in the bag with it, then stuff in your luggage.
I took a few bottles of home brew in my carry on over to the Gold Coast so I could attend a QLD case swap.
Customs guy stopped my bag going through the xray and asked if I had a bottle of sauce, and I said yeah but not the condiment lol
He was sweet with it, told me to enjoy it!! lol
Ahh, this was before that stupid 200ml rule - Funnily enough, in countries that have enough money, the 200ml rule is slightly different - you can bring anything unchecked under 200ml, but for example, LAX can scan bottles for explosive material, so I was able to bring back a few 650ml bottles on my carry on from the states, as they went through the scanner ok.
NZ and Australia are too poor/cheap to buy the scanner, so instead they restrict you to 200mls :o(
haha - I watch border control on tv and I've seen how hard they can be on some poor people.
I'm thinkin a poly bin inside my bag, packed nice and tight with clothes - then I can drink whats in there and refill it with some Aussie craft beers for the return home!
I recently took a 2.25L rigger and 2x 750ml plastic bottles of homebrew over to 'straya in my check in luggage. If you're carrying over 2litres of alchol you need to declare it, which I did. When I showed the aussie customs officer he patted me on the back and said good on ya mate and off I went. No trouble at all. Plastic bottles on the safe side I would suggest over glass
Hey - Bambule... You don't need to declare any alcohol when you visit New Plymouth. Just so you know.
I know it seems like we live on the other side of the world - but our local government is totally reasonable. You can bring as much as you like. Even in November.