Horrocks Farm Market

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7420 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, Michigan, 48917-1104
United States

(517) 323-3782 | map

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Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Horrock's in Lansing has been around for over 40 years. It has always been, and continues to be, a farmer's market type retail store.

The craft beer selection is the best in the Lansing area. The beer area is a bit of a maze but you will likely be rewarded with a beer that interests you if you take the time to see what they have to offer. And if you are looking for something specific, just ask. Horrock's is always well staffed in their beer area and someone will be happy to help you.

Horrock's in Lansing (there is also a Horrock's in Grand Rapids) has 50 beers on tap! There is something for everyone. Thursdays are a fun day to stop by after work. Horrock's frequently has tap takeovers on Thursdays of various breweries from Michigan (and sometimes outside of Michigan). These tap takeovers usually attract a good crowd. I always have a great time meeting new craft beer drinkers at these tap takeovers.

Horrock's has a nice little biergarten area fenced off just outside the beer section's end of the store. It is very well decorated as they take full advantage of their flowers/shrubbery/outdoor landscaping section of their store. My wife and I like this area so much that we have included Horrock's biergarten as one of our stops when we get a day or night to ourselves. And my wife is not a beer drinker so I think that says something about how nice their biergarten is. We will also get a bite to eat from inside the store. Some of the food items we have purchased as a bite to eat for the biergarten includes sushi, sandwiches, soup, flavored popcorn, pizza and I'm sure I'm forgetting some things. ALL OF THOSE FOOD ITEMS ARE MADE FRESH IN STORE EVERYDAY!

The only regret is that the biergarten area sits right on top of Saginaw Hwy, one of the busiest streets in the Lansing area. I wish they would move the beer section and the biergarten toward the back of the store where the nursery is. That would make for an epic biergarten! One last obvious note - the biergarten area is closed off during the cold months.

Horrock's also recently opened a wine bar for those who like wine (mostly the ladies). Some of the guys don't particularly like that because the beer section has now become a bit of a sausagefest.

And as others have stated in their reviews, Horrock's is much much more than a craft beer store. I consider it to be one of the best farmer's markets that one can find. It is great to stroll through the store nursing a beer and getting some grocery shopping done.

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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MargotDarko
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Horrocks is unique and worth a detour if you're anywhere near Lansing. The beer selection since the remodel a few years ago is kind of jaw dropping. And you can pull a single from anything except tabbed and completely enclosed packs. It's a little bit of a labryinth - kind of like hunting around a quality but slightly disorganized used book store. The hunt is part of the fun!

The pricing is just a little higher than I'd prefer but not bad. The singles have a bit of a markup over the price of the pack divided by the number of bottles/cans and they aren't always marked with the individual price.

With so much stock and variety, it's understandable that some stuff is a little older than ideal. I bought a Tapistry Reactor in December on recommendation from a beer and wine guy and didn't realize until I was home that it was packaged in August. So I've learned to check dates. Everything is tucked away from the windows since the remodel though so I'd take a chance on an undated beer that wasn't super hoppy.

Vine and Brew in Okemos has roughly 60% of the selection now and much better pricing. But I think the selection at Horrocks is worth it.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BSenters
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This mega-store has everything you could want in a store. Has the typical grocery store items (and a whole lot more!), but then adds a decent coffee bar (free cups) and great pub. The bottled beer and wine section is fantastic with a lot of options; always getting new items. The latest topper was the introduction of a quick cooling system -- pick any bottled beer from their inventory and they will chill it in ~3min and serve you on the spot.

Walking around the grocery store with an open beer in your hand can make for some interesting purchases!

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Photo of angelnoel687091
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The absolute best place in Michigan to find any beer! If they don't have it in stock or it is a limited rotational micro brew, they will let you know when they'll get it. 5 stars all the way!

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Photo of JasonR1975
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Growler and tap station to assist in your shopping pleasure - excellent beer selection including a wide variety of singles although somewhat disorganized at times. Go to the pickled vegetable section, you won't regret it.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Photo of lwoodbluz
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place continues to amaze. The beer and wine selections keep on growing and now dominate the south end of this interesting market. There are hundreds of beers available in singles as well as 4, 6 and 12 packs. The great thing is that every beer except those in a closed 12 pack or a tabbed can pack can be purchased as a single. You can mix and match to your hearts content.

Michigan beers are well represented. Not only the big boys like Bells, Founders, Shorts, and Dark Horse, but also dozens of smaller brewers like Greenbush, Round Barn, Rochester Mills, and lots more.

There are also a lot of imported beers from around the world, and all are available as singles for you to try. Another plus is a large walk-in cooler, although they generally have most of that space reserved for the macro brews.

One last added bonus: This place is set up like a farmers market with lots of fruits and veggies alongside of some hard to find imported foodstuffs. While you are shopping for food or beer you are welcome to the free coffee bar which features about a dozen urns of various coffees and a large assortment of flavorings and adders to suit your taste.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of minterro
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

"I wish I lived closer to this place"- pretty much sums up how I feel about this place as a whole.

One of the largest if not the largest selection of craft brews in the area. Price for some products can be higher then in other spots but also I've seen stuff at very low prices.

Friendly & helpful staff, that are always interesting in having great conversions. The owner is supposed to have the biggest heart, and is know to show up with a bunch of flowers and hand them out to customers.

The food is excellent. Free & awesome coffee. They seem to be both concerned about supporting local growers while providing fine produces at a reasonable price.

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Photo of korguy123
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This was a suggestion by some Lansing locals in preparation for our 4 day trip through Michigan. Pulling into the parking lot and the place was packed.

It's a grocery store that has a farmer's market feel to it.

Huge selection in the back of domestic and imported craft focusing on Michigan as a whole. Was the only store I found a four pack of Dark Horse Plead The Fifth and was a decent price ($11.99) The Double crooked tree was another 4 dollars for a four pack but well worth the extra.

Friendly staff in the beer section and at the cash. Free coffee was a definite plus especially after a 6 hour journey to Lansing than another hour to our first stop in Grand Rapids.

A must go to for everyone driving through Michigan

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Photo of SirWalkAbout
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My favorite beer store in Michigan. They do a really great job of representing MI breweries with their wide variety (Founders, Bells, Dark Horse, Dragonmead, Shorts, etc.). They also carry a lot of harder to find Stone and Sam Adams specialty beers. There isn't always an employee in the beer section, but when they are around they seem knowledgeable and friendly to help out. They sell a lot of their beer in 4 or 6 packs, but are willing to split them up and sell you any individual bottle if you just ask. It's also a gourmet grocery store and they have free coffee for you to drink while you shop around. I love this place.

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Photo of buffs9
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Lived in East Lansing for a while and used to make the 20 minute drive to Horrock's to check out what they had in stock. Great selection of MI beers and was a place that I found many beers I couldn't find at my "regular" shops, like Double Crooked Tree, Hopslam, large format Chimay bottles, etc... The prices were comparable or slightly cheaper than other stores in the area. Service is good and they'll answer any question you have and try to get beers they don't stock if you ask. I miss this place and the food market inside always had good / cheap produce.

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Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing, MI
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