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State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors

Type: Store

1610 Elkton Rd
Elkton, Maryland, 21921-4156
United States

(800) 446-9463 | map

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Reviews by slander:
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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

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Photo of Prue
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MobileMike
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stateline is a hike from where I live. However when I get down to the area to visit family and friends this is a must stop shop for me. Not only do they have the largest selection of craft beers I have ever seen but they also have somewhere around 30 beers on tap. It doesn't stop there! Not only do they allow the typical 64oz growlers but you can get 32oz growler if you'd like. Stateline also does different tastings and events around beer (wine and liquor to). If you ever get a chance, make sure you check this place out, you won't regret it!

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Holy crap this is a good store. Made the stop on a CD to NY trip. Crazy selection of foreign and domestic. Living in the UK, I can say the British beer selection is better than anything I've ever seen in the UK...including rare stuff I've never seen on the shelves here. Its got that crappy warehouse/gas station feel, so I've got to ding them. Overall, beer paradise

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Photo of swiftmcvey
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

From the outside, you might think you have reached the wrong place - but do not be fooled, this is THE beer Mecca on the entire Southeast coastline. Their selection and employee knowledge stands alone among beer stores. The staff is VERY knowledgeable and friendly. They also have added an outstanding growler selection in the back where they also host multiple events.

If you are within a 100 mile radius of Elkton, MD, do yourself a favor and stop in.

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Photo of singlespeed
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tequas_lamayi
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of zekeman17
4.38/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elliot23
3.93/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I suppose it is all relative to your location. Maryland is just not a big craft beer state with respect to distribution, sadly. But this is definitely the best place in the state for bottles. Wish the location was a little more convenient. Fair pricing. Nice staff.

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Photo of rjd722
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Granted, I've only been actively seeking out quality craft beer stores for the past 6 months or so but this is hands down the best place I've been. Vibe is warehouse-esque, nothing special but it's very clean and well-lit. and of course having the various taps in the back helps. Both the quality of the beer offered and variety of selection is excellent and beyond anything I've seen on the East Coast so far (without a doubt in MD). The staff was very helpful and friendly, explaining to me how their build-your-own 6-pack policy works, etc. You can build a 6-pack from any beer in the store, it's awesome.

I am about 1 1/2 hours from State Line Liquors and it's absolutely worth the weekend trip.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The place is easy accessible from I-95 and there is always a great selection of beers! I would highly recommend it if one is making a long trip and needs to stock up on beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Stopped in on the way home from the beach (it's about 5 minutes out of your way if you're on I-95). Thought I'd just check it out. Right.

The guy at the cash register said they were voted the #3 bottle shop in the US. I believe it. It's like a theme park with world-class beer. More than 3000 different beers. 25 beers on tap. I was totally stunned.

I wandered about and filled a 6-pack (rather randomly):
Clown Shoes Galactica
Mikkelsen Better Half (they have a HUGE selection of European beers)
DuClaw Mosaic Hop Continuum #2
Weyerbacher Heresy
Weyerbacher Old Heathen
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

...and grabbed a 4-pack of Oscar Blues G'Knight for good measure.

Everything is available as a single if you want variety. Staff is friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Selection is, in my experience, unparalleled.

Note to self: do some homework ahead of time, or you'll never make it to the beach!

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

State Line Liquors. Wow. What can't be said about this beer heaven. I had heard for a long time that this was THE place to go for the best selection of beer and it sure doesn't disappoint. What an awesome place. Don't let the exterior fool you...

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Photo of greyghost86
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Best selection I have seen in the area and does not feel like a college dump being that close to U of Delaware. Like the option of mixing packs. Staff is very helpful, willing to grab something cold from in back for me. Growler station was great, nice selection and prices. My filler knew each brew inside and out.

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Photo of Buck89
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited this store on my way to the Philadelphia airport. It is very convenient, right off I-95. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but there selection is really world class. Very friendly staff as well. Mildly knock is that some of the bottles were dated a bit, so I would definitely recommend checking dates prior to purchasing any hoppy beers.

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Photo of devilfluff
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the best liquor stores in the Northeast.

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Photo of cjf85
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best liquor store in the east coast!!!

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.87/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ClassicZach
4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HeatherCrouse0108
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jancona
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

HUGE beer selection, growler filling station and a VERY knowledgeable staff. What else could you want?

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Photo of Robv1
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the area.

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