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How much beer can I bring back from germany

ANyone know how much beer I can bring back in my suitcase from germany?

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1 case of 24 bottles.

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Do you guys actually tell Customs the truth when you come through the border??
It's GERMAN beer man, you gotta bring back more than 1 case! (waaaay better than that Belgian stuff )

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Do you guys actually tell Customs the truth when you come through the border??
It's GERMAN beer man, you gotta bring back more than 1 case! (waaaay better than that Belgian stuff )
You bet!!!! The optional outcome is not good.

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Awww come on Dan, what's a little cavity search between friends? Did I mention it's GERMAN beer?

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ok, so what is a good dark German beer? I do like Guiness. Give me some ideas. I may be on that side of the pond next week.

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Any wheat beer will be good. Personally I prefer the proper MAN beer from Belgium - up to 18%!!!

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ANyone know how much beer I can bring back in my suitcase from germany?
Duty free limit is 1 liter. Beyond that you may have to pay if you declare (or they find) more than that, but the duty isn't too much. Beyond that it depends on what state you come back to in the US. You could probably fill your suitcases with beer with no problem -- airline weight restrictions will stop you before customs does!

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/va...aying_duty.xml

When I moved back to the states from France I brought 10 cases of wine with my household goods. The duty was relatively cheap, something like $0.25/bottle, since I wasn't importing any particular special wines, just stuff from the region where I lived.
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From my many Mexico trips,I think it is 1 liter of hard liquor or 1case of beer or a couple bottles of wine.

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1 case of 24 bottles.

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A "case" in Germany is/was 20 bottles..16 oz each
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Do you guys actually tell Customs the truth when you come through the border??
It's GERMAN beer man, you gotta bring back more than 1 case! (waaaay better than that Belgian stuff )
Every time I came back my bags "klinked"...was a dead give away. Used to be if you were military, they didn't care how much you brought back. I once came back with a case of wine, a case of beer and assorted booze from around Europe...all duty free.
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That depends on how much you can put in the belly

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That depends on how much you can put in the belly
lol...

The answer to your question is you can't bring ENOUGH german beer back...

When it's time to go, you better go 100%
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