Easily the best place in the area. Just a small place, but an excellent selection. All kinds of local brews, great selection of craft brews. Also a great wine selection.
There are a few guys there who donít know thier stuff, but several of them (and one in particular) are experts. If I have questions, or want recommendations, I always know who to ask.
I frequent this store all the time. The ambiance isnít the greatest, but itís not horrible either. Most of the staff are helpful, some are very good. The selection is definitely the best in mid michigan, with over 600 beers. Also, they sell everything in singles. They have a lot of micros and a few belgians. If your in lansing, make the stop.
I frequent this store and am surprised I havenít yet rated it. Oades is the best beer store the greater Lansing area has to offer. However, there are better stores in Michiganís other large cities (Grand Rapids, Flint, Ann Arbor, and Detroit), so Oades is pretty much a local destination. Selection is good, and they typically get several of the seasonal beers and special releases other stores in the area donít receive. Stone, Victory, Dogfish Head, etc. share shelf space with an abundance of Michigan micros. The Belgian and foreign selection is relatively limited, however. Quite a few of the staff really enjoy good beer and are always up to date on whatís coming in and when. If youíre in the mid-Michigan area, Oades is the place to shop.
Easily the best selection in Lansing/East Lansing. Prices are a bit high, but you will find the beers that donít make it to Goodrichís here. Everything available in singles and kept cold. Discount on mix and match sixers. They usually get the hard to find Dark Horse brews like One, Too, Tres, Fore, Double Crooked, etc. Full line of Bells, Founders, Arcadia, New Holland, Jolly Pumpkin, Michigan Brewing Co. Last time I was there they had some Victory, Great Divide, plus the usual. Service can be hit or miss, some of the employees are beer geeks, some know absolutely nothing.