Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm
- Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample
Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!
Wine 101: The Elements of Wine
7 – 9pm Wednesday, August 15th
8 – 12 Person Limit – $25 / Person
Call Now to Reserve Your Seat (800) 446-9463
We’re hearing phrases like “back to school” on TV, and there are displays at the store filled with backpacks, protractors, and markers.
Why not get into an academic frame of mind with a little Wine 101.
In this small group tasting we’ll taste through eight wines, in flights of two, poured blind to better illustrate the roles of acid, tannin, and oak in wine.
As always, attendees are welcome to a 20% discount on wine purchases the night of the event.
Wine Tasting: Burgess Cellars, Napa
Special Guest Steve Burgess
Wine Tasting: Boordy Vineyards, Maryland
Special Guest Rob Deford
Wayne (Wayno) Memorial
Jason Peters Autographed Football
Just $10 ticket, only 250 Tickets are being sold
All proceeds go to the Dream Foundation in Wayne’s name
Drawing: Thursday 9/6 @ 8pm
Purchase here @ State Line, ask at the front counter
New Beers! updated 8.16.18
August Brewery of the Month: Evolution Brewery
Growler features all month!
Bottle & can specials too!
Big Bottle Wednesdays, American Craft Beer & Imported Beer
Every Wednesday, all day, all single bottles & cans, all sizes are 20% off
What a Beer Wednesday:
Wednesday, August 15th , Growler fills start @ 4pm!
Manor Hill Left Brain (West Coast IPA)
Manor Hill Right Brain (New England Style IPA)
In the American Craft Brewing scene, there are two very different regional mindsets as it relates to brewing an IPA. We thought it would be fun to explore both of those worlds in this next First Friday can release.
LEFT BRAIN: 8% ABV, West Coast-Style DIPA
For this representation of a West Coast-Style IPA we used a relatively simple malt bill comprised of Pale, Pils and Munich malts. The hop bill features aggressive additions of prized American hops, Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade and Palisade. The resulting beer displays aromatics full of pine, grapefruit and spice followed by an assertive hop bitterness in the flavor profile.
RIGHT BRAIN: 8% ABV, New England-Style DIPA
For our version of a New England-Style IPA we began with a malt bill consisting of 45% flaked malts for a soft and inviting mouthfeel. Citra, Galaxy, Denali and some Experimental hops known for their intense tropical flavor were used to provide the fruit forward profile that is highly coveted in this style. The result is an incredibly hazy orange body crowned by a fluffy white head. Melon, Papaya and Pineapple hop notes dominate both the aroma and flavor profile accompanied by a very low bitterness level.
Super Tap Social: Cigar City with the Brewmaster Wayne Wambles
Thursday, August 16th 4:30-6:30
We’re very excited to welcome Wayne to SLL. Also joining Wayne from the brewery is Neil Callaghan, “El Lector”, Master Cicerone. We hope you can join us for this “Super Tap Social” featuring a very fine selection of specialty draft-only releases along with their regular core beers.
AFTER SESH LAGER crisp, refreshing lager with notes of lime, orange and salt
CUCUMBER SAISON Saison with Cucumber
FLORIDA CRACKER Belgian-style White Ale
GOLDEN ALE American Blonde Ale
GUAYABERA Citra Pale Ale
JAI ALAI India Pale Ale
INVASION Tropical Pale Ale
MADURO English Brown Ale style
TOCOBAGA Red India Pale Ale
WHITE OAK JAI ALAI Oak-aged India Pale Ale
Tap Social: Big Oyster Brewing
Friday, August 17th 4:30-6:30pm
CITRUS SIZZLE, HAMMERHEAD IPA, ISABELLE,
SOLAR POWER WHITE, NOIR ET BLEU
Friday evening, August 17th, Boarding begins at 6:00pm, departs at 6:30! Returning to the dock at 8:00pm.
Chesapeake City Water Tours is happy to once again team up with State Line Liquors to bring you
this one-of-a-kind Beer Tasting Experience! Complete with unlimited beer samplings, bar snacks, music and a breathtaking Sunset!
$40 (Adults 21+) We do have a Restroom on board!
Brewery Spotlight: Duclaw Brewery
Saturday, August 18th 1-4pm
Brewery Rep Steve will be sampling some delicious new offerings from DuClaw.
Strawberry Letter 23
Named after the popular hit, ‘Strawberry Letter 23,’ this brew blurs the lines
between IPA, Sour Ale, and Fruited Ale. Brewed with Lactose, London Ale III yeast,
Mosaic Lupilin Powder, soured with Lactobacillus Delbrueckii, and fermented
on top of ripe Strawberries: This brew is super unique and you won’t want to miss it!
Into the Fire
As our first NEIPA ever, we’re very pleased with the results of this bonus release.
At first this brew is inviting with its citrus and passionfruit hop flavors,
and then it hooks you with a delicious twist of grapefruit bitterness at the end.
Sour Me Mojito
Sour Me Mojito mixes the inherent mouth puckering flavors of the brew with bright
lime juices and zest with the sweetness of mint for a perfect blend of tart and sweet.
Sip the essence of summer with this classic cocktail-inspired brew.
Mad Bishop Oktoberfest
Mad Bishop, one of our most popular and enduring seasonal brews, has been haunting
the congregation with its distinct copper color, and rich toasted malt flavor and aroma
since it was first brewed in 1996. This true 6% ABV German-style Oktoberfest
combines complex aromas and flavors of sweet and toasted malt, a smooth mouthfeel
created by an 8 week lagering process, and a clean, crisp finish.
Details & MORE Beer Events & Tastings... ALL Events & Tastings
Helmut Krauss Silvaner 2016, Pfalz
Helmut Krauss Grauburgunder, Rheinhessen
Helmut Krauss Weissburgunder, Pfalz
Willi Shaefer Graacher Bomprost Riesling: Kabinett 2016 and Spatlese 2016, Mosel
Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen: Riesling Trocken 2017, Riesling Kabinett 2017, Riesling Von der Fels 2017
Bulgarian Heritage Dimyat 2016
Villa Melnik Begule Cuvee 2013, Tracian Valley, Bulgaria
Mompertone 2012, Monferrato
Tinazzi Corvina 2016
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015, Toscana
Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone della Valpolicella 2013
Sesti Sauvignon 2017, Montalcino
Calatroni Sangued Giuda Sweet, Pavese
Punzi Pinot Grigio 2017, Italy
Montebuena Cuvee KPF 2015 Cosecha, Rioja
Camara Alta Garnacha 2015, Navarra
D. Ventura Vino de Burato Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
Latido de Sara Garnacha Blanca 2017
Latido de Sara Wild Garnacha 2016
Domaine de l’Echevin Cotes du Rhone Villages St. Maurice 2015
Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras 2012
Chateau Vaugelas Corbieres 2014
Domaine du Dragon Cuvee Saint Michel Cotes de Provence 2014
Domaine Guizard Gres de Montpellier 2016, Coteaux du Languedoc
Aubaines de Goupil Le Blanc Moelleux 2017, Cotes de Gascogne
Chateau Fonreaud “Le Cygne” 2016, Bordeaux
Fleur de Pedesclaux, Paullac 2007
JP Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais Blanc 2016
Clothilde Davenne Saint-Bris Sauvignon 2017, Burgundy
Domaine de la Pepiere “Clisson” 2015, 750 and 1.5, Loire
Chateau de Passavant Anjou 2016, Loire
Domaine Laffourcade Savenierres 2014, Loire
Capriccio Sangria, West Indies
To be Continued….
Tenuta L’Illuminata Barolo, Tebavio LaMorra 2011, Italy
Tikal Natural Malbec/Syrah 2013, Argentina
Gaucho Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina
Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne
Chapuis et Chapuis Cremant “La Bulle”, Bourgogne
Mont Gravet Rose, FR
Mont Gravet Carignan, FR
Chateau Rocher ‘Lideyre” ’08, FR
Chateau Pigoudet Rose “Classique”, FR
Les Ligeriens Rose D’Anjou, FR
E & F Jourdan Aramon Vielles Vignes, FR
Pas de Escallette Rose, FR
Burgo Viejo Graciano, SP
Burgo Viejo Old Vine Garnacha, SP
Goru Verde Monastrell, Old Vines, SP
Ferrari Carano Dry Rose of Sangiovese, CA
Franz Mittlebach Rose of Zweigelt, Austria
Dme Pelaquie Tavel, FR
Dme de Fontsainte Gris de Gris, FR
Tangent Rose, 375ml cans, CA
Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, cans and bottles
Dme Vetriccie Rose, Corsica
Dme de Listinconu Rose, Corsica
Dio Fili Rose of Xinomavro, Greece
Desclans “Whispering Angel” Rose, FR
Dme de Paris Rose, FR
Chateau de Cavalon Rose, FR
Vina Palaciega Rose of Malbec, Argentina
Monte Volpe Rose of Sangiovese, CA
Lobetia Rose, Spain
Dme de Herbauges “Elean Or” Rose, FR
Dom Diogo Rose, Portugal
Plouzeau Chinin Rose, FR
Anne de Joyeuse “Camas” rose of Pinot Noir, FR
Arnas de Guerra Rosada Mencia, Spain
Sheldrake Point Rose of Cabernet Franc, NY
Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel, CA
Palissade Sauvignon Blanc, FR
Montes “Twins” Red Blend 2014, Chile
Callia Bella Syrah/Malbec, Argentina
Old Westminster Winery- Maryland- “Vine & Vigor”, “Carbonic”, “Bloom” Cans and Petillant Naturel Albarino 2017
la vie est belle Brut, FR
Kalin Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2001, CA
Biokult Zweigelt/Pinot Noir, Austria
End of March:
Maldonado Wines of Napa- Pinot Grigio, Proprietary Red 2013, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
St Gregory Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, Mendocino County
Poco a Poco Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Lake County
R Stuart “Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette
Maison Areion Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Cruz
Sidebar Red Field Blend 2015, Russian River Valley
Chateau Bu-De/Bohemia Manor Farm – Several Selections
Louis Pommery of CA, Brut Sparkling
Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurtztraminer
Zocker Gruner Veltliner 2015, Edna Valley
Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River 2016
Ryan Patrick “Red Head Red”, Columbia Valley 2016
Dme de la Charmoise, Henry Marionet Touraine Gamay 2013
Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne NV
Querceto Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Tenuta Sassaregale Sangiovese, Tuscany
Stefano Massone Gavi, 2016
Russo & Longo Virgani 2015, Calabria
Antonelli Montefalco Grechetto 2016 and Sagrantino 2011, Umbria
Fattoria Col Santo Montefalco Sangrantino 2013
Les Fiefs de Lagrange Saint-Julien 2012
Ogier “Reine Jeanne 2014, Chateauneuf du Pape
Ogier “Boiseraie” 2015, Vacqueyras
Borie La Vitrele “Les Terres Blanches” 2013
Le Demi Boeuf Chardonnay 2016
Different Tasting Formats for Different Occasions
We love wine tastings. What better opportunity to sample different wines with all of our favorite people (that’s you guys). As we schedule our tastings we’ll send the information out in our biweekly email and update our website so that you know what is going on. We aim to suit different needs for different occasions, both formal and casual, so read below to learn more.
Wine Samplings: Every Friday 3-6pm at the Cheese Department
Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!
The Friday Night Casual Tasting: Various Fridays 7-9pm (No Reservations Required)
Cost: Usually $10 – $15 / Person Depending on the Event
This tasting usually features a particular grape, region, or style. The arrival time is flexible and you’re welcome to casually taste through the wines at your own pace, and these events are done in a stand-up format. You are also welcome to ask as many, or as few, questions as you please. This tasting is about enjoying wine, maybe learning a little, and having a good time.
The Seminar Style Tasting: Dates Vary, Typically 7-9pm (Reservations Required, 30 – 45 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $10 – $30 / Person Depending on the Event
Tasting wine isn’t just fun, it’s educational! These seated tastings usually feature a winemaker, an importer, or some one with particular knowledge on the subject at hand who can lead us through a selection of wines that best illustrates their story.
The Small Group Classroom Tastings: Dates Vary – Can Be Scheduled as a Private Event, Typically 7-8:30 (Reservations Required, 8 – 12 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $30 / Person Depending on the Event (As an added bonus attendees will receive a 20% discount on any wine they care to buy the evening of the event.)
Recurring Tastings: These seated tastings use the same wines each time (unless otherwise noted) because of the small group format.
Wine 101: The Elements of Wine
We taste through eight wines blind (four flights of wine, two wines per flight) to better understand the role of acid, oak, and tannin in red and white wine. We discuss wine vocabulary & terms, misconceptions, impressions, and anything else that comes to mind.
Wine 201: Get to Know a Region / Grape
Taste through a selection of wines (6 – 9 depending on the theme) to better understand a particular wine-making region or grape.
The $5 Growler is back!
Check out the first 5 taps on the Growler Board…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, the $5 Growler (the 64oz size) fills are back! So as long as we can fill those taps with quality beer, we’re going to keep them flowing. Thanks for visiting!
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State Line Liquors Rated #3 Bottle Shop in the WORLD!
Feb. 17, 2015 –By Steve Fogelman, City Paper. “Last month, just two establishments in Maryland were honored as “Top Places to Have a Beer in the World” by the crowd-sourced RateBeer.com annual survey. Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore and State Line Liquors in Elkton made the cut, which makes sense, as both are hallowed Free State beer grounds for aficionados. I caught up with the owners of both businesses by phone while they were coincidentally on separate and simultaneous vacations in Florida earlier this month. The traits these businesses share, such as family and dedication to the craft scene, are the underpinnings of their success… READ the FULL ARTICLE at:
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The $5 – 64oz Growler Fill is back! Check the Board for current selection(s).
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What is a “Tap Social?”
Well, a Tap Social is similar to a “Rep Tasting”… a casual get-together for sampling beers from a single brewery and are generally held on Friday afternoons from 5pm to 7pm. Most of the time we charge a nominal fee to “participate” in this 2 hour social. For that fee, you usually get a free glass along with unlimited sampling! The beers are generously discounted and often the reps will have giveaways on top of it!
Check out our upcoming Tap Socials in the Event Schedule below or click for our complete schedule!
The Best Spirits And Cocktails For 2018
Here’s an article recently published in Forbes by Adam Morganstern where he talks with people in the beverage industry, asking them to name their picks for what to drink in 2018. What will your new favorite turn out to be???
State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:
Rhum Clement Cask Collection Vieux $36.99 750ml
This rum hails from the French Caribbean island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The French government oversees the production of Rhum Agricole which is produced from sugar cane juice that is pressed within three days of harvest in the dry season, This produces a dryer style rum with complex grassy and herbal flavors. This is a barrel we selected last winter that was bottled in July and it has just arrived!
Two New Barrels from Four Roses!
State Line’s Four Rose’s OBSQ Barrel $69.99 750ml
Bottled December 4th, 2017
The OBSQ mashbill has a rye content of 35%, much higher than most other bourbons, along with 60% corn and 5% malted barley. This produces a rich, spicy flavor that has great length on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years and 8 months of aging. The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 116.6 proof. Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and will allow you to balance it to where you like to drink it.
State Line’s Four Rose’s OESQ Barrel $69.99 750ml
Bottled December 4th, 2017
The OESQ mashbill has a rye content of 20%, the lowest of Four Rose’s bourbons, along with 75% corn and 5% malted barley. This produces a soft, creamy, and floral flavor that has a sweetness on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years’ ageing. The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 117.2 proof. Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and allow you to balance it to where you like to drink it.
Crown Royal Single Barrel $54.99 750ml
This is a Coffey Rye Whiskey from a Coffey still that is among the finest components of Crown Royal and bottled at 103 proof to maintain its richness and body. This is the finest expression of Crown Royal we have ever had in the store!!
Two Barrels From FEW Distillery!
FEW Distillery is based in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago that was once an international headquarters for the temperance movement headed by Francis Elizabeth Willard (FEW).
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery making whiskies and gins from locally grown grains and other ingredients sourced as close to home as possible, including Cascade hops grown in master distiller and owner Paul Hletko’s own backyard.
FEW Rye Whiskey was named Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013 and its Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Gin were both awarded gold medals by Beverage Testing Institute.
Bourbon Whiskey 60.05 %ABV Batch 15-56 $66.99
Spicy, nutty nose, soft caramel and toffee. Bright butterscotch, toasty cinnamon, faint bittersweet chocolate, and a lingering, sweetish finish.
Rye Whiskey 60%ABV Batch 15-56 $79.99
Distinctive spicy rye presence on the nose, citrus peel, piney oak, which carry through with significant depth mid palate. Lingering spicy sweet finish.
Stara Sokolova Plum Brandy
Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Barenjager Honey & Bourbon
Cadenhead’s Small Batch Single Malt Scotch
Kilkerran 12yr Single Malt Scotch- Glengyle Distillery
Hazelburn 13 yr Single Malt Scotch- Oloroso Barrels
Longrow Peated Single Malt Scotch
Sloop Betty Honey Flavored Vodka
Jacoulet Marc de Bourgogne
Calvados Fine Reserve, Famille DuPont
Calvados Vielle Reserve, Famille DuPont
Control Pisco Premium
Katsaros Family Tsipouro- Grape Marc Brandy
Verino Distillery Tsipouro Ipsecaminos, Grape Marc Brandy- Moschofilero
Ole Smoky mango Habanero Tennessee Whiskey
Rapa Giovanni Ratafia di Andorno Black Cherry Liqueur
Stumbras Green Nines Herbal Liqueur
Leopold Bros. Aperitivo
Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro
Gancia Americano Aperitivo
St. George Bruto Americano
Montenaro “After 6PM” Aperitivo
St. Raphael Rouge Aperitivo
Luxardo Amaro Abano Liqueur
Umberto Briganti Amaro-Camatti Liqueur
Indicente Viejo Mezcal
La Pitaya Tequila Blanco
Rancho Tepua Bacanora Blanco
La Venenosa Racilla Sierra Occidental de Jalisco
Early to Mid March:
Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Brandy Cask
Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Sherry Cask
Tipperary Watershed Irish Whisky
Exclusive Malts Highland Park 14 Yr Single Cask
Exclusive Malts Islay 9 Yr Single Cask
Eleven Jones Blended American Whiskey
Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye
Lusty Claw Bourbon
Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon
Maker’s Mark Mint Julep
Blackadder Drop of the Irish Single Malt Whisky
Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s Single Malt Irish Whisky
English Whisky Company- English Peated Single Malt
An array of Amrut Single Malts from India
Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, Tasmania
Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro
Foursquare Rum- Zinfandel Cask Finish
Capt Morgan Watermelon Smash