Wine Tastings...

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 Tasting:  Jim Cowan of Cowan Cellars

Saturday, March 24, 7-9pm     $15 Per Person-   Pre-Paid Tickets Only

Jim is returning for his third adventure at State Line! 

He has built up a following in our store among those who appreciate exceptionally food friendly wines. 

 Jim makes wines from grapes that are sourced through growers who have a long standing personal relationship with Jim.  The lots of each wine are very small, with a total production of less than 3500 cases.  


Tentative Selections

  1. Fiano 2014
  2. Ribolla Gialla 2016
  3. Bel 2013
  4. Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  5. Bel 2013
  6. Jack’s Rose
  7. Isa 2011
  8. Ribolla Gialla 2012 (Extended Skin Contact)
  9. Syrah 2015
Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 3.18.18

 Brewery of the Month: Heavy Seas Brewing

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, March 28th, tapping @ 4pm

Tap Social: Beer 101 – IPA Styles

Friday 3.23, 4-6pm, $5

The first in a series of  monthly educational tastings showing

the difference between the styles within the beer type!

West Coast IPA
East Coast IPA
New England style IPA
English IPA
Imperial IPA 

American Craft Beer Celebration Sale

Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday March 25th 

10% off all packs & pack cases*, 20% off all singles, any size*
*sale items not included 

Growler Bar Features: Stouts

Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday March 25th 

Special Pricing!

Tap Social: Flying Dog Alpha Series #2 Release

Tuesday, March 27th, 4-6pm

About as FRESH as you can get, we’ll be tapping the 2nd in this Pilot IPA Series, Alpha Initiative #02!

We’ll also be drinking some other great Flying Dog beers too, so we hope you can join Paige and the SLL crew!

Tap Takeover: Bells Brewery 

Thursday, March 29th, 7-9pm 

List coming soon!


Tap Social: Belgian Ales

Friday, March 30th, 4-7pm






Beer Tasting (Seated Event): An Evening with Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas

Friday, April 6th, 7-8:30pm

Info posting soon, will be reservation only.

Tap Takeover: New York, New York!

Ommegang, Brooklyn, Capt Lawrence, Ithaca & Southern Tier Breweries

35 Taps!!!!!!!

Fund-raiser for the Devereax Foundation.

Pizza, Silent Auction Tables, raffles, brewery swag and more!

Saturday, April 14th   7-9:30pm  


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Liquor Tastings...

Scotch Tasting:  Spring Bank/Caden Head

with Dan Searing, Spirits Expert, The Country Vintner

Wednesday, April 11  7-9pm

Details to Follow!

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Odds & Ends
Wine News...

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

Cost: Free!

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. 


Beer News...

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!

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 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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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/Events


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!


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.


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.


New Arrivals:

End of February 2018  (A Partial List)

Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Liqueur

Lustau White Vermut

JW Kelly Bourbon

Town Branch Bourbon

Shenk’s Sour Mash Whiskey

Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee Whiskey

Spey Single Malt Scotches : “Tenne”, “Fumare” and “Trutina”

Temple Bar Irish Whiskys: Blended Whisky, and 10Yr Single Malt

Dogfish Head : Roasted Peanut Vodka, Barrel Honey Flavored Rum and more of the Sonic Archeology

Suntory Whiskey “Toki”

Nikka: Coffey Vodka, Single Malts “Yoichi” and “Miyagikyo”

Scapa Skiren Single Malt

Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Blair Athol 20Yr


Mid February 2018  (A Partial List)

An Array of Centenario Rums

DryFly Washington State Bourbon  $64.99

Belmont Farms Virginia Lightning Corn Whiskey, 100 Proof, $22.99

Fabrizia All Natural Limoncello Liqueur  $15.99

Fabrizia All Natural Blood Orange Liqueur  $15.99

Ole Smoky Tennessee Mountain Made Salty Caramel Whiskey  $21.99

Revel Stoke Root Beer Flavored Whisky  $10.99

Baileys Strawberries and Cream Liqueur  $22.99

Vermouth Del Professore  -Red and White – $25.99