Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm
Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!
Wine and Beer Tasting: United Way of Cecil County Annual Fundraiser
Friday October 28 7-9pm
$50 Per Person Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online with United Way or Call them at 410-398-7572!
Sample 4 wines and 4 beers, Hors D’Oeuvres by Daddy O’s/ Chef du Jour, Silent Auction
Wine Tasting: Willamette Valley
Friday, November 4th, $20pp
No Reservations Necessary! Click here for details!
New Wine Sampler Added! Here’s the Details...
October Brewery of the Month: New Belgium
Tap features, great package specials
MAD ELF is here!
Lagunitas Born Yesterday bottles and on growler (while supplies last)!
Tap Social: Black Flag Brewery with the owner
Friday October 21st 4-7pm
The first production brewery and taproom in Columbia, MD with 10 taplines. We have our 5 signatures beers always on tap and have a rotating list of 5 that we make on our small batch system. We have food trucks on our busiest days – Friday and Saturday – and announce the lineup each week on the website as well as our Facebook page.The Black Flag stands in direct opposition to the established norms. And that’s exactly how we brew – crafting beers that focus heavily on flavors and aromas without concern for fitting any given category. Let go of the color by numbers system and open yourself to a whole new world of possibilities.
BLACK FLAG BELGIE SAISON
BLACK FLAG BRUNCH
BLACK FLAG IPA
BLACK FLAG MAMBO SAUCE DIPA
BLACK FLAG PALE ALE
Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: New Belgium Brewery
What a Beer Wednesday 10.26.16
Otter Creek/ Lawsons Double Dose
Tap Takeover: Troegs Brewery, it’s Trick or Troegs!
Costume Contest (costumes not necessary), Prizes, Brewery Bling, Music by Boxturtle Bob.
Thursday October 27th 7-9pm, $15
Scratch 254 Gose
Scratch 258 American Style Sour
Scratch 253 Bock Beer
Scratch 250 IPA
Scratch 252 Rye Ale
Scratch 249 Belgian Pale Ale
Scratch 266 – Mango IPA
Scratch 265 – Fresh Hop
Scratch 254 Ras Gose
Dead Reckoning Porter
Master of Pumpkins 2015
Master of Pumpkins 2016
Scratch 190 Amber
Wednesday November 9th 7-9pm
Limited seating, enrollment begins soon, tuition TBD, more info soon.
In beer 101 we will go over:
- How beer was discovered
- How beer was used before it became a recreational beverage
- How beer ingredients were chosen thousands of years ago
- How beer was part of the foundation of America
- How beer played a role in microbiology
- Probation was it good or bad?
- How did Flying Dog get started
- Intro to traditional ingredients
- Why each ingredients is needed
- In-depth look at the ten step brewing process
- Guided tasting of classic styles (pale ale, IPA, lager and stout)
- Cheese and beer pairing
Details & MORE Beer Events & Tastings... ALL Events & Tastings
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Great News for Islay Scotch Lovers…. Kilchoman is Coming!
State Line Liquors will be hosting a seated tasted event that will feature the award-winning, farm distillery Kilchomanlineup, with a special release available just for participants of this East Coast Tour! Kilchoman is an award-winning small batch farm distillery, family owned and operated since 1995. It is located on the rugged west coast of Islay, the first new distillery to be built on the island in 125 years!
We’ve had the good fortune to have these small batch scotch offerings presented several times in the past by Jared Card, Mid Atlantic Regional Manager for ImpEx Beverages, Inc.
We’ve also had the pleasure to have James Wills, son of the Founder/Distiller of Kilchoman, present his family’s scotch.
Now we have the Trifecta- Jared, James and now his brother Peter!!!
Call 1-800-446-9463 for your tickets now! Friday, October 7th, 7-9pm $25 per person. Limited seating!
Kilchoman New Make
Kilchoman Machir Bay $62.99
Kilchoman Sanaig $69.99
Kilchoman Loch Gorm $99.99
Kilchoman Sherry Butt Single Cask $124.99
Kilchoman 100% Islay $99.99
Kilchoman Evolution Series #2 $124.99
Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength (2016 Tour Bottling) $69.99
State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:
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!
State Line’s Exclusive Single Barrel Four Roses
9 Year Old Barrel Strength Bourbon
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.
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
Dogfish Head Whole Leaf Gin 750ml $39.99
Dogfish Head Analog Vodka 750ml $31.99
Club Card Specials
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.
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!!