Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

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


 Obscure White Grape Varietals

Friday, August 12th  7-9pm     No Reservations Necessary!

Details to Follow!


New Wine Sampler Added!  Here’s the Details...

 

Beer Tastings...

 

Special Fundraiser….with all proceeds benefiting 2 Miles for 2 Hearts…..Tickets on sale now!
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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!

Retail value is $500, bottle has been donated by the Incredible people of Flying Dog Brewery!

Tickets available at State Line, $5 each or 5 for $20. Checks made out to “2 Miles for 2 Hearts”. (Cash also accepted).

Drawing will take place Saturday 8/27. at the 2 Miles for 2 Hearts race. We changed the date so we could raise more money to fund the scholarship programs funded by the race.

2 Miles for 2 Hearts

On August 21 of 2012, our community lost two amazing young women.
The train derailment in Historic Ellicott City ended the lives of Elizabeth “Liz” Nass and Rose Mayr abruptly and prematurely.

The 19-year-old friends were brilliant students: Liz was studying to be a special education teacher at James Madison University,
and Rose was studying to be a nurse at the University of Delaware. In addition to their dedication to education,
Liz and Rose were passionate about their community, their friends and their families.
With their infectious humors and adventurous spirits, Liz and Rose never ceased to entertain and engage whomever they met.

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The 2 Miles For 2 Hearts memorial race raises money for their two scholarship funds

while bringing families, friends and community
members together to celebrate Liz’s and Rose’s vibrant lives.

The race incorporates some of the things they loved most of all: music, exercise and delicious food.

Please visit our website 2 Miles for 2 Hearts for more information.

 

 

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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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July Brewery of the Month: Lagunitas Brewery 

Tap features, great package specials

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What a Beer Wednesday

7.27.16

This week we’re featuring 2 incredible beers
that have just returned to our market.
They are magnificent!
Avery Maharaja
Bear Republic Hop Shovel

 

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Tap Social: New Belgium Brewery’s Fat Tire & Friends CollaBEERation Beers

Thursday, July 28th, 4-7pm

 
 

 

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Tap Social: Smuttynose Brewery

Friday, July 29th, 4:30-6:30pm

Finest Kind IPA
The Stallion
Smutlab Peach Weiss
Abbey Trippel
Old Brown Dog Ale
more…

List subject to change

 

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Tap Sampling: 

Saturday and Sunday, all day 

Free brewery glass with growler fill.

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Upcoming:

National IPA Day

Saturday August 6th 7-9pm

 

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Liquor Tastings...

Leblon Cacacha Samples

Friday August 19th, 3-6pm   

Learn how to make a Caipirinha


Gin Tasting

Friday, September 16th  7-9pm  

Walk around format, sample different styles of gin.

More details to follow!


 

 

 

 

 

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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:

Just in from Buffalo Trace – Eagle Rare 10 year old Single Barrel  $32.99

Buffalo Trace uses the #1 mashbill for Eagle Rare and is thought to be a low rye content (10% or less).The original Eagle Rare 10 year old is no longer a single barrel bottling, so we are really pleased to offer this selection. It is deeper in color and a bit fuller on the palate than the standard ER and is a terrific value for 10 year old bourbon!

 

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State Line’s Exclusive Single Barrel Four Roses

9 Year Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$64.99

After much waiting our new barrel of Four Roses has arrived! This barrel of nine year old bourbon is the good ol’ OBSQ recipe of Four Roses: 60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Barley.

Bottled at cask strength (59.3% abv) for those who like to control concentration, this is a whiskey that takes well to a splash of water and a long evening of sipping.

We’re down to about a 100 bottles from the original 138 that came in last week from this barrel, and once it’s gone it is gone.

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!!

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:

 

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.

 

Dogfish Head Distillery Spirits Have Returned!

Dogfish Head Compelling Gin   750ml   $37.99    On sale for $33.99

Dogfish Head Whole Leaf Gin   750ml  $39.99     On sale for $35.99

Dogfish Head Analog Vodka     750ml   $31.99      On sale for $27.99


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


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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