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Route One Apparel launches into online alcohol sales

Route One Apparel, the College Park-based online retailer for Maryland-themed apparel and accessories, is expanding into online alcohol sales with the launch of its new site, Thirsty Turtle.

Named for the former College Park bar that inspired the first Route One Apparel design, Thirsty Turtle offers beer, wine, and liquor from Maryland-based breweries and distilleries at

Spirits from seven local brands are currently available on the site, including BC Brewery (Hunt Valley), Blackwater Distilling Inc. (Stevenson), McClintock Distilling (Frederick), Shmidt Spirits (Beltsville), Tenth Ward Distilling Company (Frederick), Tobacco Barn Distillery (Hollywood) and Twin Valley Distillers (Rockville).

Route One Apparel is currently in talks with more than 60 additional brands and plans to grow the site’s selection significantly in the coming weeks as it finalizes new partnerships.

Thirsty Turtle from Route One Apparel can be found at Visitors and customers must be age 21 years or over.