Shipping beer to Texas

License to self-distribute: Yes

Tex. Alco. Bev. Code § 62.01; Tex. Alco. Bev. Code § 74.01 and 74.08

(a) The holder of a manufacturer’s license may: (1) manufacture or brew beer and distribute and sell it in this state to the holders of general, local, and branch distributor’s licenses and to qualified persons outside the state; (2) dispense beer for consumption on the premises; (3) bottle and can beer and pack it into containers for resale in this state, regardless of whether the beer is manufactured or brewed in this state or in another state and imported into Texas; and (4) conduct samplings of beer, including tastings, at a retailer’s premises. Brewpub: (d) The holder of a brewpub license may not hold or have an interest either directly or indirectly, or through a subsidiary, affiliate, agent, employee, officer, director, or other person, in a manufacturer’s or distributor’s license or any other license or permit in the manufacturing or wholesaling levels of the alcoholic beverage industry regardless of the specific names given to permits or licenses in Title 3 of this code. The holder shall be considered a “retailer” for purposes of Section 102.01 of this code.

Shipping beer to Texas is illegal; however, you can ship out of state, direct to consumer into states where it is permitted.

Sec. 12.03. ALE OR MALT LIQUOR FOR EXPORT. Regardless of any other provision of this code, a holder of a brewer’s permit may manufacture and package malt beverages, or import them from outside the state, for shipment out of the state, even though the alcohol content, containers, packages, or labels make the beverages illegal to sell within the state. The permittee may export the beverages out of the state or deliver them at his premises for shipment out of the state without being liable for any state tax on beer, ale, or malt liquor sold for resale in the state.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
5806 Mesa Dr.
P.O. Box 13127
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3127
Phone: 512/206-3333
Fax: 512/206-3449

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