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 tasting 

Tap Social: Founders Brewing

Thursday, March 22nd, 4-7pm

Tap Social: Beer 101- India Pale Ales

The first in a series of  monthly educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the beer type!

Friday, March 23rd, 4-6pm

West Coast IPA
East Coast IPA
New England style IPA
English IPA

Tap Social: Flying Dog Alpha Series #2 Release

Tuesday, March 27th, 4-6pm

About as FRESH as you can get, we’ll be tapping the 2nd in this Pilot IPA Series, Alpha Initiative #02!

We’ll also be drinking some other great Flying Dog beers.

Hope you can join Paige and the SLL crew!



Tap Takeover: Bells Brewery 

Thursday, March 29th, 7-9pm 

The Beers of Belgium Sale

Thursday, March 29th thru Sunday, April 22nd

20% off all Single bottles, all sizes

10% off all packs & pack cases

Tap Social: Belgian Ales

Friday, March 30th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Port City Brewing

Thursday, April 5th, 4-7pm

Tap Social: Fegley’s Brew Works

Friday, April 6th, 4-7pm 

National Beer Day

Saturday, April 7th 

Tap Social: Yards Brewing

Thursday, April 12th, 4-6pm 


Record Store Day Celebration with Dogfish Head Brewery

Thursday, April 12th, 7-9pm   $5

Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day!

A celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities, we’re getting in on the fun with our friends at State Line Liquors!

We’ll be chancing off a Dogfish Head Record Player, lots of brewery swag, song & dance with Joey G and more!

Lupu Luau
Flesh & Blood
Dragon’s & YumYums
Wood Aged Bitches Brew
Red & White
Sick Cider 

Tap Social: Austin East Cidery

Friday, April 13th, 4-6pm


Tap Takeover: New York, New York!

Breweries of the Empire State: 35 Taps!

Ommegang, Southern Tier, Capt Lawrence, Ithaca & Brooklyn

Saturday, April 14th, 7-9:30pm 

Tap Social: Beer 101, Session #2- Lagers

The second in a series of educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the style!

Thursday, April 19th, 4-6pm 

Tap Social: Bells Brewery

Friday, April 20th, 4-6pm 

Belgian Ale Tasting: The Lou Thomas Memorial Tasting, Belgium vs North America

Saturday, April 21st, 7-9pm

Each category will be represeted by an American & a Belgian entry.

Strong Ale-Dark
Strong Ale-Blonde
Sour Red/Brown
Belgian Ale 

Tap Social: 

Friday, April 27th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Sierra Nevada

Thursday, May 3rd, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

Friday, May 4th, 4-7pm 

Tasting: Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Beers & Margaritas

Saturday, May 5th 

Tap Social: RAR Brewing

Thursday, May 10th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Reckless Brewing

Friday, May 11th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Twin Lakes Brewing

Thursday, May 17th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Founders Brewery

Friday, May 18th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Beer 101, Session #3 – 

Thursday, May 24th, 4-7pm 

The third in a series of educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the style!

Tap Social: 

Friday, May 25th, 4-7pm 


Tap Social: Evolution Brewery

Thursday, May 31st, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Flying Fish Brewing

Friday, June 1st  4-7pm  

Tap Takeover: Union Craft Brewing 

Thursday, June 7th, 7-9:30pm 

Tap Social: Starr Hill

Friday, June 8th, 4-7pm 


Tap Social: 

Thursday, June 14th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

Friday, June 15th  4-7pm