State Line Liquors
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Reviews by slander:
4.65/5 rDev +0.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Having done lunch at the Iron Hill in Wilmington, you know, the one on the other side of the big bridge, State Line is a convenient 15 minutes in the opposite direction of the 2 and a half hours I already am from home, which is fine, you know, as I enjoy the excursion, the fact finding mission, and it's always good to see who's got what...
First exit in Maryland, and a half mile or so down the road. It's looks, well, not very asthetically pleasing and when you get inside, your greatest macro fears are realized in stacks and in piles and in mountains. I was a-scared, it's true. But you close your eyes and run blindly through (screaming) and when you come out the other side, you're in a better place. You'll find a handful of coolers and some mini aisles with some good micros, and then you turn the corner and you see a bunch more coolers and all the kind imports.
There is a most extensive selection of American micros, from the New England states, through NYC tristate, and well through the mid Atlantic states. Starting up North and moving South... Geary's, Seadog, Allagash (Curieux), Shipyard, Smuttynose, Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Cisco, Mendocino, Brooklyn, Heavyweight, Riverhorse, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher, Victory, Troegs, Lancaster, Yards, Stoudts, DogFishHead, DeGroens, Clipper City, Wild Goose, Old Dominion, Weeping Radish and on and on. And of course, micros from beyond... Spanish Peaks, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog (Wild Dog Double Pale Ale), Avery, Rogue, North Coast, Anderson Valley (Abbey Ale), Pyramid, ACME, Three Floyds, etc. Large collection of Rogue bombers, and Avery, and more.
Imports... A nice assortment of Belgians, first and foremost. Yeah, yeah, Germans and English, too, but Belgians... Chouffe, Tripel Karmeliet, Caracole, about a half dozen beers from Brasserie Des Rocs including the Brune and the Triple Imperiale, Cantillion, Fantome, De Dolle (Oerbiers galore), Bon Secours, Brouwerij Verhaeghe Vichtenaar (Flemmish Red) and Echt Kriekenbier, Liefmans (Gluhkrieks).
To the rear of the store is a good glassware display in an area where they were doing a wine tasting with cheeses on the day we were there. In the front corner near the registers zone are cheeses, hot sauces, BBQ sauces, mustards, jams, syrups, crackers, pickles, peppers, olives and more. Go see!!! Up at the register, I'm told that right now, it's 15% off all Belgians. Whoop de do!! Good damn beer store. Worth the 15 minute drive.
12-27-2004 01:03:31 | More by slander
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