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State Line Liquors

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State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors
BA SCORE
100
world-class

202 Ratings
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 6.49%
[ Store ]

1610 Elkton Rd
Elkton, Maryland, 21921-4156
United States
phone: (800) 446-9463

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Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.88/5  rDev +5.6%

I had this place marked as a "must stop" if I was ever within 50 miles of Elkton, MD. Finally got a chance on a recent business trip through Baltimore.

Very unassuming from the outside...looks more like the back of an old garage, but, books...covers...blah! Inside, the first thing I noticed is how many workers were running around the store! They were like umpa lumpas...flying through the aisles with handcarts full of boxes...

The beer seems to be split into 2 sections...domestic craft and imports. The domestic section is awesome! The have tons of bombers and sixers (which you can break up) as well as a wall full of coolers with chilled offerings. The import section is, well, simply put, the best I have ever seen. I am no expert on imports, but I imagine that if it is imported into this country, they have it.

There were a few empty spaces on the shelves, and, when I asked, one of the umpas quickly ran into the back and promptly put out a case of the missing bottles.

I could have easily dropped a few hundred here...the selection is second to none...lives up to all the hype...this should be a "must stop" for everyone...

mgbickel, Dec 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Yellolab2010, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

j1knapp, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Has a lot of expired beer like someone said. I rated it high for the excellent tasting events they have.

bluehende, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of malthead
3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

Watch out for old beer!!!
Great place, huge selection and decent prices, I'll definitely be back. But I was stunned by the number of expired beers I saw. Saw multiple variety 12 packs that were 9-12 months old. I wouldn't trust anything that doesn't have a date on the bottle. Unless you're looking for an aged barleywine, etc.

malthead, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of MarkGamber
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Just returned from a road trip State Line and I have to admit, it really is a damn fine outlet! The staff were very helpful, they had everything I was looking for except 22oz Torpedo, which they had run out of and one of the guys actually apologized for having done so. Their web site is accurate, they have a ton of beers and a bunch of taps in the back. In all, it was well worth the 90 minute drive! Dropped $135 and came away feeling like a total winner.

MarkGamber, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of jwjon1
4.97/5  rDev +7.6%

I do a lot of travel around the country for work and play, and make it a point to hit beer stores every where I go. This store is the gold standard, and while it might sound homerish, I've yet to find its equivalent or better. This includes highly rated stores in the biggest beer markets/cities. If it's distributed to MD, Stateline will get it. Prices are reasonable to great when you catch items on sale--say during Belgium beer month, or during tap takeovers. Adding a growler station with a nice selection of 20 taps is just icing on the cake. Frankly, Stateline has ruined other stores for me: b/c of how great of a store it is, and how frequent I shop there, it's rare that I'll walk out of a store and be impressed overall. But I'll keep trying!

jwjon1, May 20, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

bigred89, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4.48/5  rDev -3%

This is what it's all about. This is easily the best beer shop that's within an hour's drive of me, if not the best on the east coast, if not the best outside of John's in Portland. There's plenty here to satisfy any discriminating beer enthusiast. I was in the area and just stopped in to check the place out, and before I knew it, I was $50 in the hole...and that was me showing some restraint. Not only is the beer selection great, they also have a nice rack filled with glassware. As a rampant collector, of course there was really nothing I haven't seen before, but to the beginner or even intermediate collector, the selection of glass was pretty impressive. There's also a growler filling station near the back.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and at least two people asked if I needed help while I was there, so I'm sure they are pretty knowledgeable as well. Prices are about right all around.

This place is definitely worth checking out if you find yourself within a reasonable distance. I live about 45 minutes away, and I dare say I'll be going back soon enough.

Rifugium, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

InspectorBob, Mar 13, 2014
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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
100 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.