State Line Growler Board in Wilmington, DE
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WINE OF THE WEEK

Daniel Bouland Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Melanie

$34.99

There’s Beaujolais and then there’s Côte de Brouilly. I mean, sure, they’re both made with the grape Gamay, but wines produced from grapes grown on the hillsides of the long dormant volcano Mont Brouilly are something special.

Daniel Bouland hand harvests grapes from the different crus, or growing regions, of Beaujolais covering about 17 acres of land. With these grapes he makes a half dozen different wines from Chiroubles, Morgon, and Côte de Brouilly.

The vines for his Cuvée Melanie are 70 years old planted in a parcel higher on the slopes of Mont Brouilly. The soil is the classic volcanic blue schist, helping create grapes that lead to wines of both elegance and structure.

The wines are structured enough to forget about for a few years in the cellar, but certainly easy to appreciate now.

-Joe Buchter, Import Wine Buyer


Face Coverings: An Order from the Governor of Maryland

Face Coverings Required While Shopping

Effective Now

The gist of the order requires that all people over the age of 9 that enter retail establishments in the state of Maryland use a face for the time being. Face coverings do not have to be medical grade, they can simply be anything that covers the nose and mouth, scarves or bandannas would suffice.

This means that we will have to ask anyone who does not have a face covering to wait outside or in their car. We would still be happy to fill a curbside order for you if you do not have a face covering, but there may be wait times on curbside orders that haven’t been called ahead.

The proper text of the order can be read here:

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Masks-and-Physical-Distancing-4.15.20.pdf

Below is a link to the CDC’s guidelines for proper use of a face mask or covering, and how to construct your own cloth face masks.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html


Change to Hours of Operation

Curbside orders may be placed beginning at 9am (800) 446-9463

The store will be open to the public between 9am and 7pm.

Hours could change with little to no notice. Please call for the most accurate hours.


Updates to Policy & Services

Covid-19 is obviously a matter of concern for each and every one of us. We at State Line Liquors want to keep you aware of the steps that we are taking to ensure a safer shopping experience for you and a safer environment for our employees.

We have taken steps to increase the amount of times per day that we are sanitizing common surfaces, shopping carts, and door knobs / handles. Our employees are encouraged to take increased opportunity to wash their hands throughout the day and be cognizant of how to improve sanitary conditions.

We are referring to, and encouraging adherence of, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus or any other illness. Those guidelines can be found on their website here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

We plan to stock all of your favorite products, but it is possible that there will be logistical interruptions in the supply of some of these items. If this occurs then we would certainly be happy to work with you and to help you find a suitable alternative as needed.

We’ll be happy to accommodate any of our customers who would prefer, or need, to isolate themselves by offering curbside pickup. Call in with your name and phone number, a credit card number, and we’ll bring out your order and receipt to your car as staffing and inventory allows. Please have your ID handy.

Hours of operation are subject to change at anytime with short notice.

Though this new situation is certainly concerning, we’re approaching it with rational caution. Any changes to normal operation or existing events will be posted in the store, on our website, and will also come to you via email.

Thank you for all of your patronage and support.


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The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the Growler Board for some $5 Growlers. 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!

Check out our Growler Board for 35 taps of delicious beer offerings for samples, growlers, and crowlers.

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Beer Events

Looking to try something new? Check out one of our many beer events! We host tastings from free samplings to tap takeovers. Click here for our schedule of upcoming events.

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Maker’s Mark Single Barrel Stave Select $69.99

This was one of the most interesting bourbon selections we have ever done, as we picked ten staves from four different flavors to finish a barrel of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength in. It was aged eleven weeks with the staves before bottling and we are very pleased with the results, a truly unique bourbon bottled at 111.3 proof with no water added. This is quite different from a normal wheated bourbon with a nice sweet caramel flavor up front with spicy char notes on the finish.

Elijah Craig Single Barrel #5203442 $27.99

Elijah Craig barrel picks may be the best value in the bourbon world at this time. This barrel rested on the sixth floor of rickhouse “S” for twelve years before we picked it out. The barrel was dumped at 134.2 proof and bottled at 94 proof with a yield of 168 bottles. Sweet and creamy, very balanced with a smooth soft light char on the finish. This one will go fast!!

Kilchoman Slightly Peated Sherry Single Hogshead $134.99

Kilchoman Slightly Peated Bourbon Single Hogshead $134.99

These two casks were selected by the iconic Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C., a stop that should be on every whisk(e)y drinkers list. They were kind enough to allow us to buy some for our customers and we are thrilled to offer them, as Kilchoman is our favorite farm to bottle Islay distillery!