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Bringin Beer Across Canada Us Border On Plane

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ok heres the situation... me and a couple of friends are 18-19 years old (whihc is drinking age in canada in ontario to be specific) we are going on a trip to Jackson hole where i beleive the drinking age is 21. We are planing a WHOLE suitcase full of beer because i am asuming we will not be able to buy it. Has anyone brought so much alchohol, has it been confiscated, if not how did u wrap it for it not to break? and... potentially are people in JAckson friendly errrr willing to buy u beer/liquor for money...

thnx alot, all answers appreciated
post #2 of 20
Don't try and smuggle booze over the boarder. It's not worth it. Better just try to pass for 21.
post #3 of 20
THis is a great way to make some Customs officers really happy.

#1 they get to bust some kids trying to smuggle high qaulity beet into the US.

#2 they get to drink said high quality Canadian beer

pass a guy a $20 at the liquor store when you get there and fill your boots with piss water. I'll just remind you how good the beer back home is.
post #4 of 20

No good news

You can't bring it in your carry-on (new security regulations on fluids), and the airlines don't want you bringing it in your checked luggage. I suspect the rather quaint drinking laws in the states also apply to possession of alcohol, rather than just the purchase of it.

At this point in time you really don't want to create a potential situation when crossing the border. Better to find a friendly local.
post #5 of 20
Just go to Jackson and Bob Peters will buy it for you.


Just kidding Bob. Go to the Mangy Moose and and act 21.
post #6 of 20
as someone on tgr suggested, just go to an allnight gasseria, and buy your beer there... and if asked, tell them your driver's license is at some rental place. and it goes without saying, avoid packing anything very green in your luggage as well. it's high on the list for folks coming from our great northern neighbor.
post #7 of 20
Don't think it's worth the risk. Just get someone to buy the hard stuff when you're down there, it's no different than what we have up here
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
my friend is 20 so I'm thinking of telling him to get a fake university Id to say he's 21, he uses his university Id to buy beer here so i don't think there should be a problem using a fake one over there. And about the "beer smuggling by minors" I remember back when i was 16 i used to go to poland a lot and when i went back to Canada my grand parents would LOAD my suitcase with like 5 bottles of heavy liquor and a few bottles of wine and nothing ever happened, i traveled by myself, when time came to declare the stuff i said i had none...

or we could get a local... still lots of time to think tho our trip is in middle of Febuary

thnx
post #9 of 20
I know this probably sounds crazy, but have you considered just being sober for a week or so??
post #10 of 20
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I know this probably sounds crazy, but have you considered just being sober for a week or so??
Reality calling Jer ... anyone home?

He's 18. Sober is something old people do.
post #11 of 20
Your thinking is just like mine was when I was your age. "Seemed like a good idea at the time."

I would not play games with the US/Canadian border right now. The border guards are tense and nervous and customs "can't relax"."

Someone will help you out once you get there.

Jer does have a point though. You could subject yourselves to a human experiment and not drink for the whole time you are there. Chicks love sober Canadians.
post #12 of 20
Sofa King We Todd Did
post #13 of 20
they've resorted to scare tactics on that beer in the baggage thing.Restricting the gratis bag weight to 50 lbs mid trip 2 years ago just as my neice was getting married. My poor dog heard about it back in L'ville and earned here wings in martydom, the echo effect could be heard by her survivors all that night out in TSV land Of course stella wasmn't finding me gfood to live with when the fernie brewswere devastedd by my hurried ren to spring rutern. no time for rewrite thanks eric,-pause v.varmit
post #14 of 20
v.varmit,

I wanted to translate your post but I don't know what language it is in.
post #15 of 20

thanks tom

your offer will be taken under consideration
grief de mutt, ever get you.
Turkey day has smoothed things out and the post was cut short so I could atleast get to the main course, the parkway choice cost me some appetizers. too late to post the menu and the squaw just grabbed the take out supplys (leftovers). manana eav
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by v.varmit View Post
they've resorted to scare tactics on that beer in the baggage thing.Restricting the gratis bag weight to 50 lbs mid trip 2 years ago just as my neice was getting married. My poor dog heard about it back in L'ville and earned here wings in martydom, the echo effect could be heard by her survivors all that night out in TSV land Of course stella wasmn't finding me gfood to live with when the fernie brewswere devastedd by my hurried ren to spring rutern. no time for rewrite thanks eric,-pause v.varmit
from wasn't try = good, brews/were, then devastated. run, > spokane< return to late spring. The baggage went thru check in a bit over, then the decrease, weight related became a critical point of concern, they allowed tools but up to only so big, in my bigger carry on assortment of gear. I thought that two sixes that were cool at the border enroute to Big Mountain might have been half consummed instead a fast ride west bound from kellog Id. vicinity due to an alarm faux pas made for some especially wet stuff at the bag carousel 6at airport^ that had to be fixed while hanging out for the return to this base. Actually moral being they don't mind you grabbing a case to cross at road check the U>S> likes to keep the beef up there. And makes you prove what you carry between two slices of bread is anything but beef. convoluted yet the translation is whole. v.varmit
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by v.varmit View Post
they've resorted to scare tactics on that beer in the baggage thing.Restricting the gratis bag weight to 50 lbs mid trip 2 years ago just as my neice was getting married. My poor dog heard about it back in L'ville and earned here wings in martydom, the echo effect could be heard by her survivors all that night out in TSV land Of course stella wasmn't finding me gfood to live with when the fernie brewswere devastedd by my hurried ren to spring rutern. no time for rewrite thanks eric,-pause v.varmit
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Originally Posted by v.varmit View Post
your offer will be taken under consideration
grief de mutt, ever get you.
Turkey day has smoothed things out and the post was cut short so I could atleast get to the main course, the parkway choice cost me some appetizers. too late to post the menu and the squaw just grabbed the take out supplys (leftovers). manana eav
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Originally Posted by v.varmit View Post
from wasn't try = good, brews/were, then devastated. run, > spokane< return to late spring. The baggage went thru check in a bit over, then the decrease, weight related became a critical point of concern, they allowed tools but up to only so big, in my bigger carry on assortment of gear. I thought that two sixes that were cool at the border enroute to Big Mountain might have been half consummed instead a fast ride west bound from kellog Id. vicinity due to an alarm faux pas made for some especially wet stuff at the bag carousel 6at airport^ that had to be fixed while hanging out for the return to this base. Actually moral being they don't mind you grabbing a case to cross at road check the U>S> likes to keep the beef up there. And makes you prove what you carry between two slices of bread is anything but beef. convoluted yet the translation is whole. v.varmit
Varmit is English a second language for you ?

I almost followed most of these posts but for the most part . v.varmit=huh?

Quoting yourself was cool too. It gave another opportunity to put them together to find a pattern of context.
post #18 of 20
I get the strange feeling that if it were ten years ago and I were still smoking pot daily I would have followed every word. But it's not and I don't, so I'm kinda lost.

My $0.02 no beer at the border: I used to make a lot of border runs when I was younger, but that was before the new era of increased anal retantiveness that we live in today, and it was also in a car, not on a plane.

That shouldn't make a difference, but having spent most of my adult life living abroad, I have a lot of experience with borders, and my experience is that custom agents at airports are a lot less forgiving than those at land borders.

Long story short, don't mess around in airports. I nearly got nabbed with a stash of pot in Syracuse, and I will never again take anything in an airport that I should have. Too much can go wrong, and for what?

If you're under 21, stand outside a 7-11 and ask someone who looks 'cool' to buy you some beer. In Jackson, I can't imagine you'll have to wait for more than about ten minutes.
post #19 of 20

cool over 21

naturally dos centavos.
explain your grief or disdain,
the thought that should someone suffer from the infraction all will be noted.
Law is liberally taken to be equal.
Do what is accepted,where you are at the time.
the borders are definitely not a place to question them, thus my long diatribe on the merits of non- beef when entering this country or eat it is a rule I learned only at my last re-entrypoint. It really amounts to what are your reasons for entering and, bye, leave your troubles at the door
Lastly you are only allowed to possess something accord to a proscribed age and it does vary. I was not focusing on that myself, inadvertently my issues did lose relevance. We gringos apparently have a little more time to consider our need to drink and such on this south of the border outpost, being as complex as this may seem we do like to keep things kicking while not driving others to drink. think when you drink. braincells are at stake.
enjoy the ladies. eric
post #20 of 20
I'm hanging around on this thread just for the joy of v.varmint's language. But I disagree with ami; dope isn't the tool you need for this. Magic mushrooms would do better.
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