Wine Tastings...

 Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to samples

Austrian Wine Sale

20% Off of All Austrian Wines

Now – Sunday, April 2nd

 Wine Tasting: Wines of Austria

Friday, March 24th, 7-9pm $10 – No Reservations Required

What better time to have an Austrian wine tasting than after Joe’s Austrian wine adventure? Join us this Friday as we taste through the dry whites and reds (and a bubbly) of the Wachau, Wagram, Burgenland, and beyond! 

Tentative Tasting List (Regular Pricing – Sale Pricing)

  1. Paul Direder 2016 Gruner Veltliner 1L $9.99 – $7.99
  2. Tegernseerhof 2015 Bergdistel Gruner Veltliner $24.99 – $19.99
  3. Strauss 2014 Pinot Blanc $16.99 – $13.59
  4. Anton Bauer 2014 Berg Riesling $15.99 – $12.79
  5. Josef Bauer 2013 Pfarleithen Riesling $15.99 – $12.79
  6. Paul Direder 2015 Zweigelt Frizzante $12.99 – $10.39
  7. Meinklang 2015 Burgenland Red $12.99 – $10.39
  8. Anton Bauer 2014 Wagram Pinot Noir $15.99 – $12.79
  9. Leo Hillinger 2013 Leithaberg Blaufrankisch $29.99 – $23.99


Wine Samples:  Maryland Wineries and Maryland Beers Too!

Saturday, March 25th  12-3pm    Free!

Walk around stations will be set up throughout the store so that you can try samples from Maryland’s burgeoning wine scene!  Meet representatives from  Turkey Point, Chateau Bu-De, Boordy Vineyards, Crow Vineyards, Harvest Ridge, and Dove Valley!  Sample some local beers!

As a special bonus-  all MD wines will be on sale!!  20% off 750ml and case price for 1.5L!! 



Beer Tastings...

What a Beer Wednesday

Wednesday March 22nd, 4pm, we’ll be tapping the following great beers:

Evil Twin Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

Wyndridge Farms Hunt Series Double IPA 

Tap Social: Duclaw Brewery

Thursday March 23rd 4-7pm

Sweet Baby Java
Double Galactic Farmhouse
Midnight Due
Sweet Baby Jesus
Farmhouse Gypsy

Tap Social: DC Brau Brewery

Friday March 24th 4-6pm

El Hefe Speaks
Penn Quarter
Public Pale Ale

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday March 25th and Sunday 26th, all day

Orval Day

Saturday, March 25th, all day

 Commemorate the day, Orval bottle sampling & special at the Growler bar.

About Orval Day

On March 26th, 2016, devotees of Orval Trappist Ale – and even some folks who hadn’t tried it yet – convened upon their favorite bar to celebrate one of the world’s most unique beers. Orval was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( “Brett” – brettanomyces – is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more.

Tap Takeover: Otter Creek & Long Trail Breweries

Thursday March 30th 7-9:30pm 















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Local Distillery Tasting:  Painted Stave, Smyrna, DE with Owner/Distiller Mike Rasmussen

Friday, March 31st, 2017   7-8:30pm    

Seated Event-   $5 Prepaid Tickets.  Call 1-800-446-9463

1.  Gimlet
2.  Candy Manor Gin
3.  Off the Hoof Scrapple Flavored Vodka

4.  Diamond State Bourbon

5.  Diamond State Rye
6.  Bourbon Cocktail


Join us as co-founder and distiller Mike Rasmussen takes us through his lineup from Painted Stave!





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Wine News...



Items of Note:

This article by Megan Krigbaum, in Punch, leads us down her path of attempts to discover what basic expenses are figured into the price of a single bottle of wine.  She was inspired by that $3.50 bargain wine her mom was so excited to bring home.  It just doesn’t quite add up!  

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?


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




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


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!

Why You Should Be Drinking Rhum Agricole


Single Barrel Four Roses

OBSV 2016 Bottling

9 Year & 5 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon


This is our third of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 126 bottles for us and 141 for the Angels. The OBSV mash-bill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. The yeast strain used creates a bourbon with light fruitiness, caramel, vanilla and a creamy texture. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor. This has been bottled undiluted at 57.4% alcohol. Along with the OESK a virtual tie for our favorite barrel or the year!


Single Barrel Four Roses

OESK Recipe –2016 Bottling

9 Year & 7 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$69.99 / Bottle

This is our second of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 150 bottles for us, and 117 for the Angels.

The OESK mashbill creates a Bourbon with a full bodied and lightly spicy flavor profile. The mashbill consists of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley and OESK was a high portion of the whiskey used for the heralded 2015 Limited Edition.

This has been bottled undiluted at 57.7% alcohol. One of our favorite barrels this year!


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:

Check out the new Soju & Shochu selections!

Melvale Straight Maryland Style Rye  $29.99

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s 10 year old Irish Malt  $64.99

Amrut & Paul John Indian Malt Whiskys are in stock!

Lagavulin 8 year old Limited Edition  $69.99

Aalborg Taffel Aquavit  $21.99

Linie Aquavit  $29.99

Panama-Pacific 9 year old Rum  $34.99

Panama-Pacific 23 year old Rum  $64.99

Lemon Hart Overproof Rum  $30.99