Friday, May 13, 2011

State Line Liquors - It's What's on the Inside That Counts


My duty as the Better Beer Authority travel blogger is to map great beer places to stop while you are traveling.  This is why I am writing about a liquor store with a generic name in Elkton, Maryland across the border from Newark, Delaware (home of University of Delaware).

A 1/2 mile off Interstate 95 along the Washington/Baltimore-Philadelphia/New York corridor sits State Line Liquors at exit 109B. On the outside, it appears to be a typical state line discount liquor store. You would be a fool to judge this book by its cover. The beer selection is outstanding. The attached picture is only part of their Belgian offerings. Their selection of craft/micro-brews is equally impressive. Many regional labels can be found on their shelves in various types of containers: 12 & 16 oz bottles, bombers, six-packs, etc...Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, Victory, Heavy Seas, Evolution.....it goes on and on.

This is a far better rest stop than The Maryland House or Chesapeake House along I-95. They have a small bathroom, some snacks and it is near several chain restaurants.

Another cool thing at State Line is their random selection of pint glasses for sale. Their staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about their beer, wine, and scotch selections.

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