Horrocks has a huge assortment. Probably close to 2,000 choices. They reorganized their stock to make it more logical to search, but a newcomer must still ask if they want to understand the layout. You owe it to yourself to check out every shelf.
There is a bar serving 50 beers from their taps or they can chill and serve any beer from their shelves. Read that again: THEY CAN SERVE CLOSE TO TWO THOUSAND BEERS!
The only demerit is on "ambience" because how do rate ambience at a grocery store that serves draft beer? I can’t score it high as a place to have a beer, but as a grocery store (which this is) how much better does it get than to 1) sample from 50 beers; 2) buy a pint or half-pint to drink while you shop for groceries or 3) just come in for a beer in their tavern or patio (which have little ambience) or fill a growler; or browse 2,000 beers with something new every week? Where else can you browse nearly 2,000 beers AND drink while you buy groceries? And they also have plants and trees in their outdoors department to compete with Lowe’s & Home Depot.
I appreciate places like Siliciano’s in Grand Rapids, which gets lots of love on RateBeer, and the Whole Foods chain, but Horrock’s kicks their asses for beer lovers. If you are a beer hound and you are anywhere near Lansing, Michigan you must check out Horrock’s. Full disclosure: I’m addicted to this place. . . for good reasons.
nice funky grocery store/farm market. quite a large selection of beer. almost everything is available as a single, which is very nice. they now have taps as well after an expansion. highly recommended for the Lansing area.
This place has come a long way...they’ve really done a number on the beer section here in the past couple of years. Great selections from a variety of brewers that has broadened its range to not only Michigan brewers. Nice international variety too. To anyone reading these reviews: trust this one, the others are outdated and do not reflect the work the dude in the back of the store has done.
Great selection. Fair prices. Not many sales. Helpful service. Lansing’s go to brew store.
toddkrem (4) Las Vegas , Nevada | February 12, 2008| Updated December 14, 2011
Have lots of six packs. The individuals beer section is kind of small. Prices are ok. They seem to be slow on getting the seasonal releases. They do have a lot of the RATEBEER ratings listed on the beers which is nice. Only place on Westside I know of with so much selection... and two hearted! I have to rerate this place as I have recently been back. They have a great selection now. All the local beers, best selection Ive seen!
Great place to shop for everything and has a good beer and wine selection. They randomly get beers no one else in the area gets which is nice. The only caution is to check dates on beers. I was just in there and found one that was bottled in 2005 and said in was best by 2009 and they still had it on the shelf.
Lots of beer and occasionally tons of it (palate loads of hopslam for example). The layout is really annoying and seems haphazard. They probably have the best selection of international beers in the area though. I didn’t see a ton of really special stuff but I could have come on the wrong day. The market is on the other side of town for me and the parking and checkout are always super time consuming and frustrating. That being said, they have a big selection and the non-beer portion of the market is great.
This is the best beer store I’m aware of on the west side of Lansing. And, as an added bonus, they have a very nice selection of produce and specialty foods, including a nice olive bar. But, enough about nutrients. Their beer selection includes most standard Michigan micros, but lacks special releases and some seasonals. Horrock’s carries the usual assortment of non-Michigan domestic micros, including Stone, Dogfish Head, Victory, Rogue, etc. Their Belgian selection is rather limited. This isn’t the best place in town to look for special releases and rare beers, but is a good place to shop if you’re looking for a nice bottle or six-pack.