2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket: Road to the Sudsy 16

Which of these beloved Michigan brews will make it to the championship round? WDET listeners like you will decide.

Last year, Michigan’s beer economy was worth $10.5-billion and created over 30,000 jobs for the Mitten State.

That means there’s lots of Michigan beer to choose from — so which one is the best?

The 2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket is here to answer that question with your help.


Here’s how it works:

  • Vote for your favorite Michigan beer using the form below or by clicking right here.
  • We’re voting for individual beers from Michigan breweries, so if it’s made in the state of Michigan — it counts!
  • Beers with the most votes will advance to the Sudsy 16 in the 2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket on Monday, October 15th before we crown a champion at the end of the month.
  • Voting for this round will end on the morning of Monday, October 15th.

Also worth mentioning:

  • Base your vote on the quality of the brew from the taste, flavor and even design of the label.
  • We’re using the honor system here, so please don’t game the system & vote for your favorite beer multiple times — let the voice of the people be heard!


  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.