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!
Fundraiser: Iron Hill Museum
Thursday April 19, 7-9pm
5 Beers and 5 Wines! Join the Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum in a social occasion for a great cause!
Advance Tickets : $20, At the Door: $25
To Purchase Tickets Contact Ellie.Woodruff@gmail.com.
Wine Tasting: Rose Wines, Part One
Friday, April 20 7-9pm
No Reservations Necessary! $15 Per Person Samples of 10 Wines Plus Small Bites from Durham’s Smoked Meats!
- 1. Alexander Valley Rose of Sangiovese
2. Cline Mourvedre Rose
3. Tangent Rose- in a Can!
4. Baileyanna Pinot Noir Rose
- 5. Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir Rose
6. Bellevue Touraine Rose
7. Phillipe Viallet Savoie Rose
8. Paul D Zweigelt Rose
9. Domaine des Herbauges Eleon d’Or
- 10. Pas de l’Escalette Ze Rose
New Beers! updated 4.6.18
Brewery of the Month: Bells 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
The Beers of Belgium Sale
Now thru Sunday, April 22nd
20% off all Single bottles, all sizes
10% off all packs & pack cases
*Sale item not included
What a Beer Wednesday
Wednesday, April 18th, tapping @ 4pm
Captain Lawrence Tears of Green
Manor Hill Convergent Worlds
Tap Social: Beer 101-2 Lagers
Thursday, April 19th 4-6pm
Our second in a series of tastings focussing
on the many different styles of beer.
Vienna – Brooklyn Lager
Helles – Victory Helles Lager
Czech Pils – Sierra Nevada Summerfest
German Pils – Veltins Pils
Schwarzbier – Ithaca Midnight Sun
Tap Social: Bells Brewery
Friday, April 20th 4-6pm
Third Coast Ale
The Wild One
Mango Habanero Oberon
Special Tapping: It’s 4.20!!!!!!!
Friday, April 20th, all day
Stone Enjoy By 4.20
Sweet Water 420
New Belgium Hemperor
Special Tap Event: Belgium Ales vs North American Belgian Styles Ales
The Annual Lou Thomas Memorial
Saturday, April 21st 7-9pm $13 – No reservations needed
We’ll be matching up selections head to head of each style
from North America and Belgium, and toasting our friend Lou!
Blonde: Unibroue Blonde de Lenfer vs Val-Dieu Blonde
Wit: Allagash White vs St. Bernardus Wit
Saison: Ommegang Hennepin vs Saison Dupont
Dubbel: Brewers Art Resurrection vs Chimay Red
Tripel: Unibroue La Fin du Monde vs Chimay Cinq Cents
Quad: Unibroue Trois Pistoles or Terrible vs St. Bernardus Abt 12
Strong Ale-Dark: The Bruery The Order vs Dochter Embrasse
Sour Red/Brown: New Belgium La Folie vs Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne
Barrel Aged: Allagash Curieux vs Gulden Draak Brewmaster
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Spirits and Cocktail Tasting: Baltimore Whiskey Company
Special Guest: Edan Perrigo, Sales and Bartending
Friday, April 27, 7-9pm Seated Event $10 Per Person Call 1-800-446-9463
Join us for a spirit tasting, plus learn how to make interesting and unique cocktails from this innovative group!
Check here for the Details.!
Gin Tasting: Walk Around Format
Friday May 11 7-9pm
Gin is vodka with Juniper, plus other botanicals. No two recipes are alike! Sample over 20 gins, including Genever, London Dry, Barrel-Aged, Old Tom styles. Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about Gin.
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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
Early to Mid March: (A Partial List)
Roses are Arriving! :
JP Azeita Syrah
Domaine Bellevue Touraine
Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc
Charles & Charles Syrah Blend
Cline Rose of Mourvedre
Rodney Strong PN
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Stoller Family Estate
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Plus a Selection Of Kosher Wines for the Holidays.
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.
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
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