U.S. News & World Report ran a feature yesterday showcasing "8 Underrated Beer Cities" and nestled between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Santiago, Chile is Myrtle Beach.
via US News:
"Thanks to the Pint Bill — which was signed into law in June 2013 and allows South Carolina breweries to serve each customer up to 48 ounces of beer in a 24-hour period — the Palmetto State has seen a recent boom in craft brewing. Though Charleston has already established itself as a city with some respectable hops, Myrtle Beach is building its own reputation as a beer destination with an outpouring of new breweries. New South Brewing got its start supplying local eateries with draft beer, but the microbrewery has since expanded to canning its own collection of tipples. You can find New South Brewing products in regional grocery stores, or you can sample the offerings at the brewery while on a tour — the Pint Bill allows for heavier pours. New South's White Ale is the most popular; so don't leave without trying this American take on classic Belgian wheat ale. Care to try your hand at home brewing? Myrtle Beach has you covered there, too. Homebrewer's Pantry (situated about 14 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach in Conway) offers classes, demonstrations, tastings and competitions for the budding beer-maker. If you prefer to leave the work to the experts, plan your visit around one of several ale-oriented festivals, such as the Beer, Bluegrass & BBQ festival or the Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens."
Perhaps with features ike these and the Bring Stone Brewed Brewery to Myrtle Beach push, we can open up a new tourist niche.