Best Beer Selection (Retail)

Total Wine

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley

(843) 763-7034

www.totalwine.com

The big facility maintains a broad range of lagers and ales — from new-on-the-scene micros and curious high-grav selections to domestic and imported standards and favorites.

Local Runner Up

The Charleston Beer Exchange

14 Exchange St. Downtown

(843) 577-5446

www.charlestonbeerexchange.com

Proprietors Rich Carley and Scott Schor stock an expansive variety of beer in their little shop, including classic styles and specialties from Europe and American mircrobreweries. It’s the best place downtown to stock up on growlers of locally-brewed Coast beer. Rare Beer Tuesdays are a hit, too.