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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)

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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)
BA SCORE
98
world-class

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.17%
[ Store ]

1220 Moser Dr
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577-1575
United States
phone: (843) 839-0805

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thepigglywiggly

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(Place added by: beerbyrd on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by BeTheBall:
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4.2/5  rDev -6%

Was on The Strand last week for vacation, and looking for good beer; a tough mission in that area. Went in to the store after dinner next door with my family, and everyone loved the layout of the store.
The beer and wine was located in the back left corner of the store. Some craft beer, especially bottles > 12 oz. were displayed individually on a rack; I bought Weihenstephaner Hefe, Plank Hefe from that shelf. Saw many other good beers, including some IPA's that I love, but I was in a "summer beer" mood. Around the corner were more traditional sixers and four packs. Bought some Unibroue Blance de Chambly, North Coast Pranqster there, which was enough for me on that trip, as the rest of my party was BMC drinkers.
Next summer when I return, I shall most certainly make this store one of my first stops.
The prices were very reasonable compared to what I pay in Mass. Can not comment on service, as no employees were in that area of the store, and I didn't seek any help.

BeTheBall, Jul 30, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of 603to843
5/5  rDev +11.9%

This is exactly the type of place I like to buy beer at --great selection, great people, and a local, high quality grocer feel that totally destroys your typical alcohol warehouse or bottle shop environment.

Byrd is an awesome guy--completely helpful, connected with the beer scene in Myrtle Beach, and has pulled stuff from the back he just got in for us a few times. Hundreds of choices well organized on shelves and in coolers. Six-tap growler station is typically very good, occasionally immense in terms of sheer awesomeness (KBS, Mexican Cake, Hopslam, Enjoy By, aged Evil Twin brews, draught only Allagash/Oskar Blues stuff, etc.). Byrd frequently gets new stuff and rotates his bottle and tap selections. Prices have been consistently fair--good, in fact, especially compared to shops in my home state. Lots of nice sales, too.

Here's a sample of what I picked up the last time I was down in South Carolina:

COAST Boy King DIPA (growler!)
2013 Southern Tier Choklat (also growler!)
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break (also growler!)
Stone/Beachwood/Heretic Unapologetic IPA (growler? oh yeah!)
Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA
Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange DIPA
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Bell's Two Hearted Ale (cans!)

Awesome stuff. Bottom line: if the brewery you're looking for distributes in SC, the Pig will most likely stock 'em (or they'll get 'em). I've also struck up conversations with really cool, down-to-earth beer peeps here, and I've never left disappointed. Hard to beat that.

603to843, Friday at 09:30 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

midlifec, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Mipper, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +10.7%

always has the best selection
can talk to byrd about whats coming in
growler station always has something worth getting
deli food is pretty awesome as well if you need something quick to pair with your beer
i give it a 10/10 just because its the best place in mb to get beer period.

EConnOG, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

MLaVioletteJr, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

dvmin98, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ASTMONATE, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

dbrauneis, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

TimoP, Jan 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

chippo33, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BeerBucks, Oct 10, 2013
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4.27/5  rDev -4.5%

The Piggly Wiggly is a diamond in the rough! It's a great place to pick up some beer when we're at the beach house. For a grocery store it has a great selection. It's not as good as some beer stores visitors may be used to in other parts of the country, but it is impressive for this area. I love the growler station, there's always something new to try. They do a good job getting beers that other places don't stock.

MattFoley, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of billycanfly
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%

The Best Selection in Myrtle Beach. They have so many bottles to choose from. I always go in thinking I will get 3 or 4 bottles but come out with nearly 10 bottles.

I love the sour selection. Jolly Pumpkin and New Belgium. Im never walking out disappointed. The rotating Taps are awesome as well. Never dull selections there!

Living in Seattle and here at Myrtle Beach is a big transition and sometimes hard to find good brew in Myrtle Beach. Although, ThePig at Market Commons has changed that!

Thanks Byrd

billycanfly, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Best beer selection in the Grand Strand!!! Always has what's new and hard to get, Mike has a wealth of knowledge to help anyone find the perfect brew! The growler station is way above par and reasonably priced, only the best of the best at all tomes.

EddieMac83, Aug 03, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +5.8%

Fantastic selection, would not have thought I would find anything near this good at the SC beach. Just about any Belgian you would want (including the whole Ommegang family), a huge assortment of microbrews and of course all of the usual Coors/Molson, AB/InBev stuff.

DrJeffreyD, May 30, 2013
Photo of Propst
5/5  rDev +11.9%

This is the best selection in town hands down. Mike does a great job of getting quality beer into Myrtle Beach. Don't go anywhere else....you'll find it here!!! And oh, don't forget to check out the growler selections. Have you EVER been to a Piggily Wiggily and come out with a growler of quality brew? Thanks Mike, for all your hard work!!!

Propst, May 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Byrd's Beer at the Pig: The best place in Myrtle Beach to find quality beer and craft brews. They have an excellent selection and a nice variety. They have the beer you won't find anywhere else in town. Typical six-packs and four-packs, as well as individual bottles and even a Growler Station.

Assistance is readily available, if needed, but these guys will let you browse without breathing down your neck. And honestly, with the variety they have, you're going to need time to look.

Excellent layout and appearance - the theme of the beer section blends in with the upscale look of this particular grocery store.

gaturbev, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Piggy Wiggly is the place to be in Myrtle Beach

Atmosphere is that of a fancy, upscale grocery store. The beer is located in the back corner and 90% of it is in coolers. Floor plan is open and easy to navigate. The area is well maintained and up to date.

As for service, I did have one employee come by and ask if we needed any help locating anything. I also had no problem finding someone to pour a growler for me as well.

Selection was pretty impressive. I walked out with Founders Backwoods Bastard, an Ommegang gift pack, some Victory, Great Divide Yeti, a Bells Double Cream Stout growler, among other things. Most beers are 6pack only except for the bombers. They do have about 30-40 in the build your own 6pack shelf.

Overall they will definitely have something for everyone. If your in Myrtle, make this your first stop.

Treyliff, Jan 02, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -15%

Very respectable selection and love that they have a growler fill station. They probably do have 600+ beers (as a number of people have said), though some of them are the standard grocery store crap that you wouldn't have at many good beer stores (how many flavors of Smirnoff Ice really need to be made?). Regardless, they have a good selection, especially for a grocery store. COAST Boy King was the highlight of the trip, evidently they were near the end of the keg and had only had it in 3 days.

treznor, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of levon15
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%

I stayed about 45 minutes North of Myrtle and we did a day trip down to see some sights.

I stopped at the Pig and was very impressed. The selection is far above any other store I checked while in the Myrtle area. Plenty of stuff I can't get in St. Louis as well as many many things I saw no where else in Myrtle.

I didn't go for any big IPA's so freshness was not much of a concern for me and I didn't check any to see if the freshness rumors were true.

Michael, the manager, has really stepped up the game for any grocery store anywhere in the country. I didn't get a growler but I apparently had just missed Boy King.

I bought Bruery, Terrapin, DFH, Oskar Blues, Westbrook, Brooklyn. I even traded a bottle with Michael while i was there. A great experience and I plan to make it a stop anytime I'm in the area.

I docked half a point each for atmosphere, I had to walk past veggies and paper towels to get to the beer, and selection, I hate to say it but it could be bigger(who needs bottled water). Outstanding regardless.

levon15, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of SARoyce
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%

This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.
This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.
This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.

SARoyce, May 19, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -16.6%

I was on a week long vacation last week and decided to stop by based on the reviews.

I was not dissapointed by their beer selection by any means. The sign at the top of their beer selection listed 701 different beers on stock and I was thoroughly impressed. This was a grocery store that rivals some of the high-end beer and liqour stores in my area (Party Source, Jungle Jims) for beers per alloted section.
They get bonus points in my book because they had 2, 4 packs of Founders Breakfast Stout for sale (yet no other Founders). This did however lead me to wonder what the dates were on some of their other beers.

Best place to shop for anyone in Myrtle Beach

NatiBuckeye, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of jzeilinger
3.49/5  rDev -21.9%

We were in town on vacation a few weeks ago and went right to this location based on the BA reviews, we had to stock up on beer for our rather quick vacation.

The selection, for a grocery store, is quite impressive. If anyone is from the Mid-Atlantic area, the beer stock and atmosphere rivals that of the Wegman's stores in our area. Well organized, and a nice selection of many different styles. I was with my son at the time with the rest of the family outside waiting in the parking lot so I had to do a very quick sweep of the beer section. Had I more time, I would have recorded a list of the more impressive things they had to offer. What I ended up purchasing was a bomber of: Moylan's Nor-Cal IPA, Moylan's Moylander Double IPA, Moylan's Hopsickle (Yes, we're big fans of Moylan's!), and a sixer of Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. They also had stock from Victory, DFH, Rogue, Hoppin' Frog (I was surprised that one.), and some other impressive items that I can't honestly remember right now, but just know, there were alot of good selections available.

In terms of quality, EVERY one of the IPA's purchased were total malt bombs which was very disappointing. Of the bombers purchased, the Hopsickle and Nor*Cal ended up being drain pours (at $10 each), and I nursed the bottle of Moylander because I couldn't stand to see another $10 go over the rail. The Ballast Point was the same, but we managed to get three of those down and ended up bringing three home which are still sitting in my fridge and probably will continue to do so. We went back for some Sierra Nevada Torpedo instead which was much, much better. Nothing wrong with Torpedo, it's just easy to get back in PA with Moylan's being a little tougher to come by, that's all. In their defense, transporting beer from one coast to the other, especially respectable West Coast IPA's like these, there's several obstacles and elements to overcome along the way, the biggest one being just plain "time".

I'm sure most of their other beers were fine, but if you're a hop head looking for a nice fresh, IPA, don't get too excited, get something else instead. If we ever go back, I'll purchase other styles instead that I know will keep better.

jzeilinger, Jul 12, 2011
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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common) in Myrtle Beach, SC
98 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.