Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings 3-6pm Every Friday

Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!   

 Special Note-  2nd Annual Whisky Fest!!  Saturday May 14th!


 

 Meeting Ground’s 3rd Annual Wine & Food Tasting FUNraiser

 TerriLokey Fundraiser5.6.16

 

Beer Tastings...

It’s Spring Cleaning Time at the Growler Bar!

It’s April 26th, the cleaning continues, 15 taps, all $5! 

Tasting kegs, partial kegs, “gotta move em” kegs, closeout kegs….we’re gonna clean til we beam!

$5 taps will stay on until the keg boxes are looking pretty!

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Specialgonzo3liter3 Fundraiser….

We’re chancing off a 3-liter bottle of Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo….

and it’s autographed by Ralph Steadman!

Check out Steadman’s website!

All proceeds will benefit….details to follow!

 

 

 

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 “What a Beer Wednesday” is now also “Big Bottle Wednesday”

Besides offering two great drafts every Wednesday, all single bottles  (any size) of American Craft and Imported Brews will be discounted 20% ALL DAY!

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 April Brewery of the Month: Allagash Brewery

 Tastings, Growler Features, Great pack & Case Specials & more good stuff all month!

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What a Beer Wednesday: 4/27…

2 exceptional treats for you today:

Manor Hill Hidden Hopyard #1

Prairie Prairie Ale

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Tap Social: Flying Dog Brewery with Paige

Thursday, April 28th,  5-7pm

Ella
Numero Uno
Dead Rise
Mint Julep
The Truth
Snake Dog

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Tap Sampling: Union Craft Brewery

Friday, April 29th,  starts at 4pm- all night

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Tap Sampling: Rogue Brewery 

Saturday, April 30th,  all day

 

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Save the Date!  Our 2nd Annual Whisky Tasting

Saturday, May 14th, 7-9:30pm.  $20 per person     Pre-paid tickets only!

We are in the midst of planning for this event, featuring whiskies from around the world.  Walk around style tasting, featuring Ole Tapas Lounge’s Famous Roasted Suckling Pig!!

Click Here For The List


 

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Wine News...

Items of Note:

Here’s a quick article by Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee, where he talks about two of our favorite California winemakers, Anne and Michael Dashe.

Dunne on Wine: Dashe Cellars

 

Read this article by Simon Woolf, Decanter, regarding sulfites in wines.  See some of the pros and cons- flavors, safety, allergies.  A little known fact- the vast majority of wines have very little sulfites!

Sulfites in Wine: Friend or Foe

 

Here’s an interesting article that features wines from regions with volcanic soils.  Many of the wines discussed and many other selections from each region are available here in the store.  

Expressing a love of lava – Harpers, February 2016


 

Now that we’ve finished drinking our annual allotment of Champagne until December, perhaps it’s an ideal time to reflect on our drinking vessel of choice for the bubblier wines.

Farewell to Champagne flutes in 2016? – Decanter


 

Beer News...

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 2 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!

Max's Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Max’s Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

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:

(Baltimore) City Paper, News, Arts, Culture, Events, Marketplace

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GROWLER BOARD!

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!

Liquor News...

New Arrivals/Features/Specials

 

State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

Glendalough Triple Barrel Irish Whiskey $39.99 750ml We were able to buy a special barrel of new whiskey that our favorite Irish Craft distillery made available to us. Those who were at our tasting with Donal O’Gallachoir know the quality of the Double Barrel which is similar to this whiskey. The boys from Glendalough aged this whiskey for 42 months in American Bourbon barrels, 6 months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and then 6 more months in Madeira casks to create a complex flavor profile. Every Irish whiskey fan should try this as it offers incredible value in the Irish whiskey category.

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!!

Coming April or May–  Our next Four Roses Selection! 


New Arrivals:

Painted Stave Diamond State Bourbon $39.99 750ml

The guys just down the road in Smyrna have released the second bottling of there Bourbon and we have secured some cases. The mashbill is comprised of 65% corn, 25% rye and 10% malted barley that is distilled in a Vendome hybrid pot still to 144 proof and put into ten gallon charred American white oak barrels at 120 proof for a year. It is then bottled at 92 proof and lays claim to the first LEGAL bourbon in Delaware!

Tasting Notes: Strong barrel flavors stand out on the aroma and the front of the palate and blend with the baking spice character you expect from high rye bourbons. Oak, toffee, and vanilla blend with cinnamon and allspice for an initial impression which is surprisingly sweet and caries through the middle of the palate. Finishes smooth and slightly dry with a hint of roasted corn.

Kilchoman Madeira Cask $114.99 750ml

We have a very limited amount of this Islay Single Malt Scotch from the innovative Kilchoman distillery. In 2010 Madeira casks were filled for a full maturation period of 5 years rather than the industry norm of finishing the whisky in wine casks for just a few months. The result is a rich, nutty influence from the Madeira wine casks combined beautifully with the peaty Kilchoman spirit to give a punchy yet refined Islay dram.


 Club Card Specials

Barr Hill Gin   $36.99     Club Card Member Special  $29.99

Caledonia Spirits  from Vermont produces this gin from a corn spirit that is infused with Juniper and then finished with fresh honey.  It is amazing how the honey adds a variety of flavors and softens the gin. This is a staff favorite that every gin lover should try!

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2015/01/14/vermont-barr-hill-gin-caledonia-spirits/ 

 

Balvenie Caribbean  cask 14 year old Single Malt   $79.99     Club Card Member Special  $64.99

This single malt From Balvenie is finished in american whiskey barrels that have been seasoned with rum that adds a fruity toffee flavor to the popular Balvenie Scotch. This is one of the best rum cask expressions available and fantastic value at this price.

https://us.thebalvenie.com/our-range/caribbean-cask-aged-14-years

 

St Germain Elderflower Liqueur    $32.99        Club Card Member Special  $29.99

Ironically, for a liqueur destined to assist in the slowing down and savoring of the moment, St‑Germain begins with something of a race against time.

This is because there are only a few fleeting weeks in the spring when fresh wild elderflower blossoms can be gathered for St‑Germain.  Often on bicycle, villagers head up into the hillsides to handpick these ephemeral blossoms, and then rush them over to the distillery.  Careful, rapid and continuous maceration helps to infuse the very fresh, floral and soft fruit flavors into the finished product.

The flavors of St-Germain are delicate yet complex- hints of peach, pear, and grapefruit.  This has become one of the staple cocktail components- it can be mixed with champagne, sauvignon blanc, gin, vodka, rye- check the website below for recipes!


Cocktail Recipe Website

Check out this website if you are looking for new and interesting cocktails to try, or to refresh your memory on how to make the standards.  It is easy to use, with searches by ingredient, top ingredients or by category.  It even includes drinking games, non-alcoholic drinks, hints and tips, and more.  The oldest site of its kind on the internet, Bar None Drinkshas been around since 1995!  Cheers to Bar None Drinks!!

 

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