Nevada has some great beers. That’s a fact!

Several Nevada brewers offer their beers canned. Most know that you can pick up a great locally-crafted six pack at better grocery stores. And now many brewers are canning crowlers straight from the tap. So, have you ever wondered if you could bring some home with you? Like you, we were curious about the rules and regs for transporting beers legally.

For accurate intel we went straight to the source – The website. Below is straight from their website post “TSA Travel Tips Tuesday – Traveling With Alcoholic Beverages” (Tuesday, January 07, 2014).

Carry-on Baggage

  • Travelers may carry as many 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid (mini bottles of liquor are 1.7 ounces) that fit comfortably in one, quart sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Comfortable means that the bag will seal without busting at the seams. One bag is permitted per passenger.
  • Liquids (including alcohol) purchased after clearing the security checkpoint are permitted on the aircraft.
  • FAA regulations state that “No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”

Checked Baggage

  • Any amount of alcohol greater than 3.4 ounces must be packed in checked baggage.
  • Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content (140 proof), including 95% grain alcohol and 150 proof rum, cannot be packed in checked luggage.
  • Travelers may take up to five liters of alcohol with alcohol content between 24% and 70% per person as checked luggage if it’s packaged in a sealable bottle or flask.
  • Alcoholic beverages with less than 24% alcohol content are not subject to hazardous materials regulations.


In full disclosure, we are NOT attorneys, so we recommend that you confirm and verify with your airline before packing your precious baggage.

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