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, 4:30-6:30pm but check schedule to confirm as times may change. For $5, unlimited sampling of a featured brewery, get a brewery glass, and  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 Takeover: Union Craft Brewing 

Thursday, June 7th, 7-9:30pm 

Tap Social: Starr Hill

Friday, June 8th,  4:30-6:30pm (please not time change)


Tap Social: Peak Organic Brewing

Thursday, June 14th4:30-6:30pm (please not time change)


Tap Social: Union Craft Brewing

Friday, June 15th   4:30-6:30pm (please not time change)



Sunset Beer Cruise: Beer tasting on the C & D Canal

Friday, June 15th   

Featuring the beers of Dogfish Head

https://chesapeakecitywatertours.com/                 Info posting soon 

Tap Social: 

Friday, June 21st, 4:30-6:30pm (please not time change)


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Thursday, June 22nd  4:30-6:30pm

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Thursday, June 28th, 4:30-6:30pm

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Friday, June 29th  4:30-6:30pm

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Thursday, July 5th, 4:30-6:30pm

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Friday, July 6th  4:30-6:30pm

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Thursday, July 12th, 4:30-6:30pm

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Friday, July 13th  4:30-6:30pm

Tap Social: 

Thursday, July 19th, 4:30-6:30pm 

Tap Social: 

Friday, July 20th  4:30-6:30pm

Sunset Beer Cruise: Beer tasting on the C & D Canal

Friday, July 20th   7-8:30pm


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National IPA Day

Friday, August 3rd

Special Event & Tap Takeover: The Wayno Memorial Golf and IPA Event

Friday, August 3rd

Golf Tournament @ Newark CC, Tasting & Dinner @ SLL

Details to follow soon. 

Sunset Beer Cruise: Beer tasting on the C & D Canal

Friday, August 17th   6:30-8pm

https://chesapeakecitywatertours.com/                 Info posting soon 

Sunset Beer Cruise: Beer tasting on the C & D Canal

Friday, September 14th   6-7:30pm

https://chesapeakecitywatertours.com/                 Info posting soon