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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)
$$ - reasonable
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1220 Moser Dr
phone: (843) 839-0805
(Place added by: beerbyrd on 06-29-2008)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
07-12-2011 21:16:32 |
More by jzeilinger
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Dear Mister Pig:
Thanks for adding the Son of a Peach to your selection. Perhaps the Gordon IPA is from the Oskar Blues brewing company will be the next thing.
This is the only place I go for craft beer in Myrtle Beach. It is a place that must be seen to believe. This place is like a passport to my beer kingdom. I do wish they would cut back on some of the big three that they have.
Good deals on glassware too. I could spend so much money in there its insane, the amount of choices are endless.
Also they give tons of exposure to beer advocate, I already knew about this site but that was cool too.
04-11-2010 18:38:42 |
More by PatBaggins
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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
07-26-2011 01:45:15 |
More by NatiBuckeye
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very respectable selection and love that they have a growler fill station. They probably do have 600+ beers (as a number of people have said), though some of them are the standard grocery store crap that you wouldn't have at many good beer stores (how many flavors of Smirnoff Ice really need to be made?). Regardless, they have a good selection, especially for a grocery store. COAST Boy King was the highlight of the trip, evidently they were near the end of the keg and had only had it in 3 days.
09-22-2012 03:46:26 |
More by treznor
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
07-18-2010 23:43:40 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in the area for three days. The Market Common is a fantastic place and especially when you enter the Pig at the Market. The selection is unique to me as my selection is for the state of Vermont. The Stone, Dogfish and Victory selections are familiar. The Bruery, Great Divide and Oskar are not. Therefore, I picked up the selections not local to me.
The store is great as it is not overwhelming but allows time for shopping. No one intercepted my checking into the Ba website while shopping.
Nice store and I'll be back when I'm in the area.
05-21-2011 01:11:46 |
More by vtblackdog
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my first stop once I reached my condo in Myrtle Beach. Did my research before I left and this was the hands down destination to seek out.
An entire grocery aisle of refrigerated beer. Nice selection. Most of the big names that I can get locally and some nice German imports as well.
I was after the locals, Duck Rabbit, Terrapin, etc. I missed them at first because they were in an endcap fridge at the end of the aisle. They had the usual offerings from Duck Rabbit and Terrapin. They also had some Thomas Creek, Smuttynose and others. Picked up a sixer of Terrapin India Brown and Smuttynose IPA.
Easily the best selection in the area, hands down. However, besides the locals and Smuttynose, nothing that I can't get back home.
This is the place to go if you're in the Myrtle Beach area. I'll definitely stop on my next trips.
08-27-2009 14:43:46 |
More by FtownThrowDown
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally, a decent beer selection in Myrtle Beach. I really like the Market Common area. It is filled with mixed use buildings that house commercial and residential buildings. Its a nice little village away from the masses. Classy too!
This is probably the classiest Pig I have been to. It was almost boutique-like. The beer selection was quite impressive. I was thinking there would be more but the selection is pretty well thought out and planned. The beer area is in the back left corner of the store.
I was kind of excited about the propect of having a growler but the only things on draft were Foothills. Nothing wrong with Foothills but go there often.
They had the largest selection of Southern Tier beers I have seen. I would assume that any ST beers available were there. They had about 10 different ones.
I havent been to Greens in a while but they seem to have more beers. Piggly Wiggly certainly concentrates on the craft beers better but I guess each has the best selection. I like to stay on the southern side of MB when I come down for business and this will be my beer stop when I need beers.
12-02-2009 21:39:20 |
More by SaCkErZ9
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Decent selection. Unfortuntly, living in Charleston and having access to the Charleston Beer Exchange, the Pig doesn't come close. What the Pig does have is a nice selection of cold craft selection, fair amount of imports, but has a ton of "popular" easy to find beers. This store is good for those picking about their selection, while pleasing those looking for a Corona on the beach. I got a Racer 5 bomber, which had been sitting for a while, tasted a little old. Anyways, one of the two places to go in MB, but would suggest bringing your own brews if they are hard to find.
04-10-2010 12:29:29 |
More by jbbsc
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I visited this place while vacationing in Cherry Grove last week.
The store is very clean and organized. There are shelf talkers for a considerable number of the beers. The only knock that I have is the lighting in the "shelf" section for the Belgians. There is way too much light shining on these beers. Other than that, a really impressive beer store.
From a service pers[ective, I was never approached by anyone asking if I needed any help, but the section is well-laid out so no assistance was really needed.
Regarding selection, I was disappointed to not find any Founder's KBS or BS, I later found out that they had sold out the weekend prior to my visit. However, there was plenty to choose from: Moylan's, Bear Republic, Stoudt's, Duck Rabbit, Weyerbacher, Smuttynose, Southern Tier just to name a few. They also had a wide selection of Belgian and German imports.
Bell's has also recently arrived in SC and they had stackouts of Oberon, Amber, etc. No Two Hearted though (Centennial hop shortage according to the manager).
Aside from them being out of KBS, Centennial IPA, and Sweetwater IPA, I was impressed and would definitely recommend this store to anyone visiting the area.
06-22-2009 14:46:12 |
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