Specialty Beers

beer-glassWELCOME to the State Line Liquors Beer Department! Throughout this website you’ll find links to Regional Beers, Beer Styles, Seasonal Beers, Growlers, Kegs and NEW Beers in the menu above but it’s HERE you’ll see what’s NEW in our Beer world.

Be sure to check out CraftBeer’s Beer Styles Guide!


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 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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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!

  Our Beer Tastings & other good stuff:

Tap Socials: Usually on Thursday and Friday, 4-6pm (sometimes 7pm) but check schedule to confirm as times may change. For $5, unlimited sampling of a featured brewery.

You get a brewery glass, unlimited sampling, sometimes there’s brewery swag & discussion w/ the rep, brewer.

Beer Samplings: These tastings are sometimes on Fridays and always on Saturdays, usually all day and may be draft and/ or bottles.

We charge 1 penny (because we aren’t allowed to give away alcoholic beverages) and the samples are limited to a decent tasting.

Sometimes there’s a rep & sometimes they bring free swag.

Tap Takeovers: Usually take place on Thursday and/or Saturday nights, 7-9pm or so. We’ll tap anywhere from 15 to 35 + beers!

The draft selection may be all one brewery, several from a region or we may do a themed selection (like Christmas Beers).

Sometimes there’s food (pizza, brats, etc), snacks (pretzels, chips, cheese, etc), brewery swag, brewers, reps, drawings, silent auction tables………

We charge a little bit more these tastings, maybe $10 to $20 but it’s a great deal and lots of fun!

Sit-Down Beer Tastings: Limited, reservation required tastings.


Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday , all day

Tap Social: 

Friday, June 2nd  4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

Thursday, June 1st  4-7pm 

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday  and Sunday all day

Tap Social: FoDo

Friday, May 26th 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Union Craft Brewery Old Pro Golf Tour

“Old Pro Tour” will feature a 9 hole putt-putt course, details to follow soon

Thursday, May 25th 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Lagunitas Brewery

Friday, May 19th 4-7pm

Tap Social:  Brewing

Thursday, May 18th 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Harpoon Brewery

Friday, May 12th 4-7pm


 Tap Takeover: Heavy Seas Brewing with Hugh Sisson & Jameson Caskmates

Thursday, May 11th 7-9pm 

Inspired by the creation and end result of Jameson Caskmates, a one-of-a-kind whiskey born out of conversation and collaboration with local Irish craft brewery, Franciscan Well, Jameson took a similar approach and worked with the local USA breweries by giving them Jameson barrels to age their craft beer for a select period of time. The end result? Limited edition beers featuring hints of Jameson Irish Whiskey incorporated with their already distinct craft beer flavors.  Lineup for tasting to follow soon.

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday  and Sunday, all day

Tap Social: Cinco de Mayo with Flying Dog Brewery

Friday, May 5th  4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

Thursday, May 4th  4-7pm 

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, all day

Tap Social: Dogfish Head Brewery

Friday, April 28th, 4-7pm 

Beer to Drink
Alternate 4 (Apricot Sour) 

Tap Social: Avery Brewing

Thursday, April 27th 4-6pm 

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, all day

Tap Social: Yards Brewing

Friday, April 21st, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Oliver’s Brewery

Thursday, April 20th 4-6pm 

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th all day

Tap Social: Record Store Day with Boxturtle Bob & Dogfish Head Brewery

Friday, April 14th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Champions Brewery

Thursday, April 13th 4-6pm 

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: 

Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th

Tap Social:  Devils Backbone Brewery

Friday April 7th 4-6pm


Tap Social:  Jailbreak Brewery

Thursday April  6th 4-6pm

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Kick off Vermont beer month

Saturday April 1st and Sunday 2nd, all day

Tap Social: Peak Organic

Friday March 31st  4-7pm 

Tap Takeover: Otter Creek, Long Trail & The Shed Breweries

Thursday March 30th 7-9:30pm 

Orval Day

Saturday, March 25th, all day

 Commemorate the day, Orval bottle specials & sampling

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Maryland Breweries

Saturday March 25th and Sunday 26th, all day













Tap Social: DC Brau Brewery

Friday March 24th 4-6pm


Tap Social: Duclaw Brewery

Thursday March 23rd 4-7pm