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Piggly Wiggly #43 (Hwy 7 - Northbridge)
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$$ - reasonable
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14 Sumar St
phone: (843) 571-0960
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by because of previous reviews; glad I did! The beer section is tucked away in a front corner of the store; doesn't look like much until you round the corner. Wow! VERY nicely stocked with lots of regional brews and other stuff from across the USA. Lots of Belgian brews as well, but the ratio is probably 75-25 in favor of American breweries. Build your own sixpacks was a definite bonus; I built 8 of them! Karen is the beer/floral person to see; she was extremely helpful/knowledgeable about the store's stock. We talked beer for 20 minutes, at least.
The only (minor) drawback was the absence of six-pack holders, but Karen was on top of it and pointed out that the store was giving away their entire stock of outdated nylon bags w/dividers in 'em, and went over and above to find me enough to pack up my beers. ALL employees should be this easy and pleasant to deal with! She also provided a draft menu for available growlers; I've been in MANY bars that didn't have this much on tap. Given the volume of singles available, my only suggestion would be to keep the holders on hand for future buyers, if at all possible.
I also had the opportunity to talk to store operator Richard, who is also a big proponent of the craft beer scene, and knows his beer. If i lived locally, instead of the west coast of FL, I'd be a frequent customer. I drove 2 hours from Savannah, GA to kill some time while my wife was in her convention; it was well worth the drive!
06-10-2013 16:20:27 |
More by psicelt
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Because of past reviews stopped by as I was from Florida and up visiting relatives. Relatives had never been there and we were all pleasantly surprised at the selection and prices. Nice little setup in corner of store and an associate was quickly there to help us. Found many beers not available in Florida that I had been looking for. Prices were better than Total Wine and better selection (other than singles). Relatives now will switch to the pig for their craft beer purchases.
05-06-2013 19:45:59 |
More by flahuskie
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The biggest beer selection in Charleston, bar none. They don't get some of the really rare stuff like the other great beer store in Charleston, but if you don't see what you want go ask Richard. He'll do what he can to get it for you. There are also 80+ draft beers priced right for filling up a couple growlers. The taps are in the inventory cooler in the back of the store, so don't be confused when you don't see them. Great place to have in town.
01-31-2013 19:33:59 |
More by Pseudonova
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Best beer selection anywhere in the Charleston area with over 90 beers available for growler fills. Probably the best in the state. Lots of swag for sale including growlers, glasses, coozies, etc. Quick, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable service in a neighborhood grocery store environment. Easy one stop shopping with groceries, snacks, and beer (or wine) all in one location. I'm diggin' the Pig!
01-31-2013 18:19:47 |
More by beerfanatic
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Unbelievable beer selection. Hundreds of bottles and almost a hundred Growler fill selections. Very knowledgeable staff that's eager to educate you or simply fill your beer order. By far, the best beer source in the Charleston area, hands down. Their grocery selection is pretty good too.
01-31-2013 00:01:36 |
More by markpiperlovesbeer
Piggly Wiggly #43 (Hwy 7 - Northbridge) in Charleston, SC