Specialty Beers

Specialty Beers at State Line Liquor Inc in Wilmington, DEWELCOME 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 sometimes on 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 in the afternoon, 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, Friday 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 seating, reservation required tasting  ! 

What a Beer Wednesday: RAR Brewing & Burley Oak

Wednesday, October 17th, tapping at 4pm

RAR That’s My Bike Punk
RAR/Burley Oak Right off Fiddy
RAR Brut Pulp
Burley Oak Pyramids of Guava
Burley Oak Raspbearea 51

Tap Social: Ballast Point

Thursday, October 18th 4:30-6:30pm

Sculpin – Grunion – Mango Even Keel
Victory at Sea – Mocha Marlin – Dead Ringer 

featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch
Friday, October 19th   7pm-9:30pm

Join us for a fun, Halloween themed evening featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch. 
10 people will be randomly selected to receive a live mini reading in front of the
audience followed by a Q and A session open to the group. For more information on Leisha
go to www.readingsbyleisha.com

NOTE: All information is intended for entertainment
purposes only. Must be 21 to participate. A psychic
reading is never a replacement for medical or legal
advice from a professional in that field.

Brewery Spotlight: Anchorage brewing

Friday, October 19th 2-6pm

Founded by brewer Gabe Fletcher, Anchorage Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries to open in Alaska. Specializing in barrel fermentation with brettanomyces and souring cultures. Blurring the lines between new and old styles of beer and brewing procedures, we take extreme steps to produce some of the most unique beers ever made. We’ll be bottle sampling some of their beers at the growler bar. Also, they are our featured brewery of the week with some outstanding pricing!

Brewery Spotlight: 3rd Wave Brewing 

Saturday, October 20th 2-6pm

3rd Wave Brewing Co., established in 2012, is a micro brewery in Delmar, DE known as “The Little Town Too Big for One State.” We are proudly situated 1/2 mile into Delaware in an old IGA grocery store where you will find some of the best brews on the Eastern Shore. Our brewery was previously home to Evolution Brewing Company. We are a small but mighty brewery producing 5 house beers year round and a variety of seasonal beers which keep our 14 taps full at all times. We welcome beer drinkers of all kinds 7 days a week and have local area food truck available on the weekends. We love the beach, so you will be surrounded with a surf like theme and beer names that will remind you about being at the ocean.

Special Event: The Bruery Sit-down Tasting with Founder Patrick Rue & Brewer Ethan Adams

Thursday, October 25th, 7-9pm

$15 / Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-9463

The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales.
Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname.
Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school.
Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave
on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam –
a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.
The Bruery is founded on the excitement that Patrick felt in those first years of homebrewing and we continue to strive
for that same passion in every aspect of our business today. We never stop challenging ourselves to develop distinctive & imaginative beers,
constantly pursuing improvement in all that we do. We brew dozens of original beers each year with our list of ingredients and inspirations
growing perpetually. Our collection of oak barrels has also become a primary element of our brewery. Nearly half of our beer is aged in
wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.
Ethan Adams, brewed for The Bruery for several years (also brewed for Hardywood) and has had a hand in most of our East Coast collaborations will host this event.

Ethan also now runs the DC Bruery store. We’ll feature a ridiculous assortment of 15 beers (TBA). 

Tap Social: Flying Dog Brewery

Thursday, October 25th 4:30-6:30pm 

Growler Features: Halloween Selections

Friday, October 26th thru Wednesday, October 31st  

Brewery Spotlight: Black Flag Brewing

Friday, October 26th 3pm 

Brewery Spotlight: Harpoon & Clown Shoes Brewing

Saturday, October 27th 1-4pm

Tap Social: Graft Ciders

Thursday, November 1st 4:30-6:30pm 

Brewery Spotlight: Founders Brewing

Friday, November 2nd   3-6pm

Super Tap Social: Adroit Theory Brewing 

Saturday, November 3rd  4-6pm 

Tap Social: Peak Organic Brewing

Thursday, November 8th 4:30-6:30pm 

Tap Social: Reckless Brewing 

Friday, November 9th   7-9pm

Tap Takeover: Dogfish Head Brewing 

Saturday, November 10th  7-9:30pm 

Special Event: Evolution Brewery Sit-down Tasting with Founder Tom Knorr

Saturday, November 17th  7-9pm 


Beer Sale: The Beers of Belgium

Friday, November 23rd thru Sunday, December 2nd  

20% off all units, 10% off packs & pack-cases

Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #1

Saturday, December 1st  7-9:30pm 

Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #2, Toys for Tots Benefit

Friday, December 7th  7-9:30pm