Sometimes it’s a challenge to remember that I started this blog to talk about the bottle and can collection. Every time I travel, I try to hit up new breweries. But, I also try to bring back as many bottles and cans as I can in the process. Another challenge I tend to face is the cost of specialty beer. I often want that really interesting bomber or the specially packaged version of whatever, and just can’t justify paying tons of money for it when I could easily add 6, 12, or even 24 other beers (depending on the price of the cool thing) for the same price.
I was visiting friends in Maryland on my last trip and they were nice enough to go out of their way to take me to a cool bottle shop called State Line Liquors on the border of Maryland and Delaware.
This place certainly had a low key atmosphere. However, I’ve found before that places like this can have a great selection. Not only did it have most of the bottles that made up my score for the trip…
In addition, I found an interesting gift tin of the Iron Maiden Trooper beer.
I really, really hesitantly looked at the price on the tin, expecting a big disappointment. Turns out the whole kit was 20 bucks. For what I was included and how well it will look on my shelves, I simply wasn’t able to pass it up. Score another one for the bottle and can collection! Sometimes you just get lucky.