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Ordering beer

jaynine21 Jan 31, 2008 05:20 AM

I live in PA, but I want to order a case of beer for my nephew in Boston and have it delivered to him for his b-day - does anyone know of a beer store that I could call that would deliver to him? thanks.

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    joebelt RE: jaynine21 Jan 31, 2008 05:33 AM

    Our stupid laws prohibit that kind of exchange.

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      JudyHP RE: joebelt Jan 31, 2008 05:36 AM

      Not true - Blanchards in West Roxbury, for sure, can deliver in-state only. They even have an internet order form. I think Marty's and the other big stores can do that as well, but I'm positive that Blanchards does because I've ordered wines from them from their internet specials.


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        joebelt RE: JudyHP Jan 31, 2008 05:40 AM

        things have changed awesome! It was probably changed around the time they started allowing alcohol sales on Sundays.

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          trufflehound RE: joebelt Jan 31, 2008 05:42 AM

          Actually, several stores used to deliver locally. It is mail order that is archaic. No ID check.

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            joebelt RE: trufflehound Jan 31, 2008 05:50 AM

            I don't know my uncle actually tried to get several places to deliver alcohol to a friend for his birthday and no one was able to do it. This was around 1999. I ended up doing it for him.

    2. MaineRed RE: jaynine21 Jan 31, 2008 05:41 AM

      That's the best birthday present ever :)

      Woody's Liquor in Somerville delivers, but I'm not sure of their radius: 523 Broadway
      Somerville, MA 02145 (617) 776-7191

      You might want to call Downtown Liquors in Somerville/Davis Sqr. They are pretty friendly and may let you pay for the case if your nephew can pick it up (with proper ID). 225 Elm Street Somerville, MA, 02143 (617) 625-7777

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        pamplemouse RE: MaineRed Jan 31, 2008 06:51 AM

        I've actually ordered beer using foolder.com.... there is a markup, but it was easy and i was feeling very lazy...

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          enhF94 RE: MaineRed Jan 31, 2008 08:42 AM

          MaineRed knows from beer! (awesome IPA!)

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            afty698 RE: MaineRed Jan 31, 2008 10:23 AM

            Downtown Wine and Spirits used to advertise that they delivered. Though the website for their delivery service is gone now.

          2. franksnbeans RE: jaynine21 Jan 31, 2008 11:23 AM

            My mother-in-law got me a couple of nice beer-of-the-month club deliveries for xmas. When she ordered, they told her that as of '08, Mass was newly fair game. You might want to check the facts on that, but I've been drinking some deelicious beer that had no problems getting to me through normal delivery channels (don't remember if it's USPS, UPS, or what). Of course, if you find out it's still not legal to deliver here -- uh -- I don't know nothin.

            1. Dr.Jimbob RE: jaynine21 Jan 31, 2008 08:01 PM

              Where does said nephew live? THere are a batch of stores that will deliver for free, but typically only within a local radius (e.g. Downtown in Davis Square, Brookline Liquor Mart in ... Allston, Federal Wine & Spirits near Gov Cenna)

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                jaynine21 RE: Dr.Jimbob Feb 1, 2008 04:35 AM

                Thanks for all the info! My nephew goes to Northeastern Univ. so is there one is his hood that delivers? thanks again

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