Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)

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96
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52 Reviews
Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1220 Moser Dr
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577-1575
United States

(843) 839-0805 | map
www.thepig.net

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Added by beerbyrd on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
78
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.03%
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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%

This was a worthwhile stop for me on my day trip to Myrtle Beach. They have a nice collection of craft brew - The Bruery, Eel River, Hoppin' Frog, Bells, Stone, Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Victory, Smuttynose, plus plenty of local craft offerings. I saw their tap/growler setup but did not attempt to get any. Unlike earlier reviews they did not have 3 local options. I saw Maharaja, Coney Island Lager, Arrogant Bastard and a 4th that slips my mind. (All four are stuff I've had before.) One negative is the lack of single 12oz beers or a mixer sixer. The prices were on point with what I am used to for these beers. A good place to find some beer in Myrtle Beach.

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Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice section dedicated to craft beer. Lots of options including a lot of imports. It took a while to hunt someone down though....had to go to the deli to get someone paged.

Note that while they do not break open packs, they have a small selection of singles.

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Photo of Squire123
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AGentlemansGuideToBeer
4.14/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

So let me start with this... It's a grocery store. In Myrtle Beach. But, that said, it is, without a doubt, THE best selection of craft beer in Myrtle Beach. I drove all the way from Cherry Grove to shop here, and was not disappointed. Let's be honest- it's Myrtle Beach- so the selection of craft beer is EXTREMELY limited, but if you're willing to drive an hour just to find a decent beer to take to the beach, THIS IS YOUR SPOT! It's got a decent, wide selection of craft brews from all over, from the far left coast, to local brews, to Maine- (I was shocked to score two bottles of Maine Beer Co "Peeper Ale" & a bottle of their Porter), as well as a wide variety of Stillwater & Evil Twin brews, Avery barrel aged stouts, and even some Anchor Brewing stuff from California (where I'm from) that I'd never seen before. But be warned- some of this stuff had been sitting on the shelf for a WHILE, so choose carefully. I grabbed a sixer of southern tier 2x Smash only to find it had been bottled over 5 months ago. But, if you must have craft beer, this is the widest selection you will find. Trust me, I looked.

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Photo of Rockpick
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stellar selection in a city that is a tourist trap. If you're a real beer person, just go here and save the hassle of checking out the other bottle shops. You will find SOMETHING here.

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Photo of robgage
4.14/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Best around love it!

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I was in Myrtle Beach recently for vacation and when doing my research on where to buy beer discovered that this was the best place. So I was pretty excited to visit this world class beer destination. Unfortunately, it's not exactly a world class shop. I was able to find some good beer, the store area is clean, and the one staff member I interacted with was nice. It's a good store and worth a visit but nothing remarkable.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Vibe - It's a grocery store, but it's the best display I've seen in a grocery store. Byrd is generous, knowledgeable and friendly.

Quality - Top notch in cleanliness, service, and selection.

Service - See above. Byrd is the man. If there's ever a TV show called, "beer store revival", he should be the dude that trains the staff.

Selection - I made a 2 hour round trip 3 times in two weeks from NC to make sure I didn't miss anything. Came home very happy. You won't find anything better in Myrtle.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyWS6
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome selection of local craft brews. Best selection on the Grand Strand

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Photo of winningwes91
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ns2361
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of burnetteee
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mccorvey
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of 603to843
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common) in Myrtle Beach, SC
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