Horrocks Farm Market


31 Ratings

Type: Store

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

(517) 323-3782 | map

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Photo of MargotDarko
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
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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Photo of BSenters
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +19.6%
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 +8.6%
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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Photo of lwoodbluz
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of minterro
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +6.2%
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 +4.3%
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 +0.7%
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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Photo of gordavidson
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%

This place has a decent selection of Michigan, national, and some European beers. Some of the brands off of the top of my head include Shorts, Bells, Founders, Rogue, Samuel Adams, Dark Horse, Chimay, Trappistes Rochefort, Dogfish Head, Goose Island, Jolly Pumpkin, Great Divide, Victory, Stone, Anchor, etc. They tend to be one of those places in the area that gets some of the allotments of the special releases such as Founders KBS or Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee. Tim the beer manager has been pretty helpful to my friends, though I have never dealt with him on a personal basis. The one thing that concerns me is how a large portion of the beers are exposed to direct sunlight and there is only a small amount of beers in the cooler. That being said, if you know what you are looking for and want a good selection, definitely check this place out. They also make a killer pasta sauce.

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Photo of MasonBeerMan
4/5  rDev -4.3%

They have one of the better selections of beer in the area, but tend to be a bit more expensive than most other places. They sell sixers, bombers and some singles. They get a lot of the special release beers like Hopslam, all of Founders, and many others. The have a good selection of imports too. I don't come here usually to buy beer because of the price. But I come here anytime I can for the produce, it is dirt cheap, and then I usually grab some beer as I cannot resist. Overall a pretty good place.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%

I had been into Horrocks before, but hadn't spent any time with their beer section. Went in today because they are the only place around here that stocks Old Style. I know, but I'm a Cubs fan. The beer section is in the back, either through the dairy section or the floral area. Lots to choose from.

The service was equisite! Talking with a guy who knows his beers and knows where they are in the store. Also, I needed a shopping basket, so an employee walked back to the front and brought one back for me.

Lots to choose from! Things that I had never seen before. Some notables in my mind were Fort Wayne Brewery, Keeweenaw Brewery, Rochefort, Avery, and lots of other Michigan beers, or crafts that I didn't know were around here.

This trip I bought a 12 pack of Old Style, Avery's Collaboration Not Litigation, and Sierra Nevada's Southern Hemisphere Hop Harvest.

Will definately go back again!

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Photo of drxandy
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%

Horrocks is one of my favorite places in the lansing area. Since I was a child, I would go with my parents and get delicious produce and other food stuffs. Since then, I have been a frequent shopper, and love stopping in to check out the beer selection. Mainly 6 packs, but a fair number of singles of various american micros and world beers.
Love the staff, love the attitudes of everyone, If only they had more room to stock more beer, they could be completely amazing.

A must go place in the lansing area if not for beer, for food in general.

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Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%

Horrocks Market, I remember when it was just a produce store/garden supply, now its like a gourmet market with a great beer and wine selection on top of all the imported food and fresh produce at the best prices in town.

The beer selection is pretty good and getting bigger every time i go there. Unibrou, Founders, MBS, NHBC, Bells, Chimay, and many many more. The prices are cheap to very resonable and they recently added a single cooler so they have cold single starting around $2 each which i thought was reasonable.

the produce is very fresh and cheap, the cheese room is awesome, gourmet and ethnic food section is pretty good size.

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Photo of sopor
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%

New Addition to review:

I stopped into Horrock's on Sunday after Thanksgiving, and for the first time there was somebody working in the beer section. His name was Tim, and he's the "Beer Guy." He knew his stuff pretty well, had tried a lot of the different brews. He had lots of good stuff to tell me. First off, they are working on increasing selection. Recently they've picked up some Stoudts, a few new imports, and Golden Monkey from Victory. He has started listing descriptions of a few of the beers, and was very interested when I mentioned the shelf-talkers from BA and another site. He really saw the value in having the decriptions and scores listed.

A great new addition is a cooler of singles! YEA! COLD BEER! YEA SINGLES! Not everyhting is available as a single, only whats in the cooler, and there's no empty sixers for filling. The reason being that the cashier's don't all know how to handle the individual's yet, as this has only been going on within the last two weeks.

All in all, Tim is whipping things into shape trying to make this a better destination for beer on the West Side of Lansing.

Old review:

I've been making runs to East Lansing (Oadies and Tom's) for a while when I was looking for new or harder-to-find beers. Recently I found out that Horrock has a pretty decent selection. They have a fair number of the good locals, Founders, Arcadia, New Holland, Dark Horse, Red Hook, I think some Traverse?, Bells. Also they have some of the bigger name micros such as Anchor, Sierra Nevada (Pale in 12ers) Rogue Unibroue. The have a pretty good selection of imports including Chimay, Delerium Tremens, Duval, Samuel Smiths, Paulaner, and many others.. Being that this is a locally owned grocery store that started as a farm market, they don't have assistance for beer especially and I would guess that almost and BA walking into that store will know more about the beers than the entire staff of the place put together. However the prices are slightly cheaper for the local beers than anywhere else around, and I can't compare many of the imports because they have some that even Oadies and Tom's don't carry.

I'm at Horrock's probably twice a week, as it's half the drive as to the other decent stores in Lansing, some of the cashiers have stopped checking my ID, and I've only been 21 for six months!

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Photo of nortmand
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%

Made my first trip to Horrock's on Saturday.
What a place! Awesome grocery store with great produce, meats and specialty item. Great selection of Michigan cheeses for a very reasonable price. Their olive/italian marinated delillo bar is the best I've seen in Lansing. With few frozen foods and an emphasis on local/ rare/ whole food type products, this is what food and grocery stores should be about.
So... on to the beer. Selection is pretty good, with some rare imports and missing some common ones. Pretty decent selection of Michigan brews and macros have no shelf space and are put on the floor, where they belong. Not alot of knowledgeable employees, but as much as you's expect in a grocery store. Relativelt inexpensive, nice stop for local BA's.

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Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing, MI
4.18 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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