Tour session with Hugh. Like others have said heís very funny and sarcastic; yet informative. Nice size brewery that is still expanding. Samples were mainly the year rounders with IPA on cask and 1 special. $5 for 5 samples and pint glass. Good deal, worth the trip.
These tours are getting so popular that reservations are now suggested. Besides the basics, these tours can provide other little tidbits of information, like who they are contract brewing for, whatís being discontinued, or new styles coming soon. In addition to the samples, they also offer 6pks and full cases to go. Have to echo the other raters here Hugh is one hell of a good tour host.
Visited the tap room for the first time last night and was pleasantly surprised. Quiet and clean tasting room. Nicole was knowledgeable and friendly. since I was driving I enjoyed the $2, 5 ounce glasses. I tried their Gold, Cutlass Amber, Peg Leg, and Winter Storm Cask which was the best of the selection. Was disappointed that Black Canon wasnít available.
I showed up to take a tour and was given a beer and shown the door into the brewery. Since I had spoken to the owner in advance, they just let me walk around and check stuff out on my own. They were quite generous with the beer sampling, also.
beachbum25 (78) Powellville, Maryland | July 30, 2007| Updated March 10, 2008
Not a fancy place from the outside-itís in an Industrial Park Just outside Baltimore City. Nice size tasting room w/souviner & beer sales. Got a nice Pllsner glass to keep & 6-8 oz samples f/$5 good value. Had 4 beers on tap & bottles of most beers they had available/in season. Nice informative tour-pretty basic but nice. Are doing them 2 Saturdays a month in Summer @ 1:00 & 2:30 (Early tour is much less crowded). Hours may change w/the seasons-Check the Website-itís very current. Was told Hugh Sisson gives half of them (he did not give ours). Good friendly staff & crowd Iíd highly recommend this place......
Took this tour again on 3/8/08 & was lucky enough to have Hugh give this one & it was even better than last time. Everything they have in stock is available to sample!
This is one of the better brewery tours Iíve been to based on a variety of factors.
If youíre looking for a tour where you get to meet the brewer and talk shop, then this is not that sort of tour. Itís a larger brewery and they attract larger tour groups. Only Saturdays, only at certain times. Mine was led by the lady in charge of marketing. I had tried to reserve it online the previous night, but found that it was full. I just chose to show up anyway, and I guess theyíre not terribly concerned with the reservation process, because I still got in.
Sampling is done beforehand, but you can also duck out from the tour to get a refill, or save some for the end. Itís not a very large gift shop, but you have the typical brewery schwag plus various sizes of beer: cases, six packs and bombers.
The samples consisted of their more standard varieties, and lacked the specialty brews that drive me to visit the breweries in the first place. Their popular pumpkin had come out recently when I visited, and they didnít have it on tap or for sale at the store (they had run out that day). I was able to buy it at a store later though.
This is very good beer though, in my opinion. Even those standard varieties that they have on tap are excellent, but they also do quite a few more experimental specialty brews that are even better.
Typical weird, industrial location but itís well worth the visit if youíre around.
Brew tour followed by build a cask with the brewers for StateLine. As soon as you walk in they have shirts/signs and other stuff for sale. Every one is friendly and ready to hand out beer. 6 or 8 taps for sampling. 1 cask. Tour is typical.... we saw the hop fridge, bottle/keg line, ferm tanks, etc... They just purchased the building next to them so now they have extra room and are planning a nice expansion. After the tour some more brew and we helped dry hop a cask of peg leg and loose cannon. Pretty cool that they let us do that and a great marketing ploy on their part. Every one is chill and friendly. Good times overall and highly reccommended tour.