Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division warns bringing beer & wine across state lines is illegal

Published: Oct. 14, 2017 at 3:02 PM CDT
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Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division created an educational bulletin Friday that warned residents that purchasing wine or beer outside the state and bringing it to Iowa is illegal.

According to Iowa law, only liquor can be brought into the state by a consumer.

Only one liter of liquor purchased in the US can be brought into the state, four liters if you're coming from outside the country.

Then, that liquor can only be consumed in a private residence and cannot be resold by the consumer.

Beer and wine cannot be purchased outside of Iowa and brought into the state, even if it is consumed in a private residence.

The bulletin does state that if someone is caught bringing beer or wine across state lines could face criminal charges, though it does not state what those charges would be.