I successfully arrived at my 5th consecutive Ironman or 1/2 Ironman world championship event with 200 lbs of custom Linsey Corbin beer courtesy of Big Sky Brewing Company. As a side, I also made a video of her “Picking up BEER," you can view on her site.
The real question everyone wants to know, is:
How do you get this beer to the event?
The biggest challenge is weight, not volume. TSA lets you bring as much under 24% alcohol as you want, but the airlines don’t like to pack all the weight and beer is heavy.
The maximum weight for a checked bag on most airlines is 100 lbs. I usually fly Delta or Alaska. Between the two, I chose Alaska for this mission, because the baggage fees are much cheaper $50 (Alaska) vs. $175 (Delta). I pulled it off for free on Delta yesterday, but got really lucky. Nevertheless, the challenge is to keep each bag under 100 lbs.
1. 2 x 24 gallon action packer storage boxes (tough and light
2. Bubble wrap (lighter than paper)
3. 2 x 9 ft Big Sky Brewing Cam Straps.
4. A plane ticket (Alaska is the cheapest).