MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — If you’re on the market for more options for craft beers look no further than the Grand Strand.
There at least two new breweries set to open in Myrtle Beach in the coming months.
For the last 21 years, New South Brewing has been brewing in Myrtle Beach and the folks there are looking forward to more breweries coming to the area.
In a few short months, the locks on the doors at an old warehouse in the Market Common will be off and the craft beers at Tidal Creek Brewing will be flowing.
"We are actually about two weeks away from closing on our small business loan and as soon as that is complete, the next day our contractor, general contractor have the rights to start renovations," said Bara Liberatore, Co-founder and President of Tidal Creek Brewhouse.
As the brewery scene expands to the Grand Strand and brew hopping continues to become more popular in major cities across the country, owner of New South Brewing Company David Epstein in Myrtle Beach said new breweries are music to his ears.
"We welcome more breweries coming to the area we’ve been hearing about it for a while so its good to hear that there’s actually folks that have broken ground and really moving forward with putting more breweries in the area," said Epstein.
"By us coming to town and you know we are being followed by some others which we are so excited to have more breweries coming to the Myrtle Beach area its going to create that next brewery destination city for myrtle beach," said Liberatore
In a city just south of the Grand Strand like Charleston, there are over 30 breweries.
"The craft beer scene is a very open and close knit community so we learned so much from all the craft breweries here in the Charleston area," said Liberatore.
Those in the business say more variety in a market like Myrtle Beach will make the city that much more appealing.
"We typically will have our little niche our flagships that we concentrate on, another brewery may come in and do something completely different, they do a whole different line of beers," said Epstein.
"We look forward to collaborating with these breweries down the road, crooked hammock is going to be coming up to north myrtle beach and we’ve already been in contact about doing a future collaboration," said Liberatore.
Construction on Tidal Creek Brewing at the Market Common is set to begin in December, with an opening date set for April.