2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket: Two Hearted Ale vs. M-43


The 2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket has entered the Championsip round with Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Old Nation’s M-43 after originally nominating the top 32 beers from around the state by listeners like you.

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is one of the best known Michigan craft beers and has been called the “Best Beer in America” by the American Homebrewers Association two years in a row. On the other side of the spectrum, Old Nation Brewing enters a relative newcomer to the craft scene with their M-43 — a New England-style IPA that was released in the summer of 2017 and has already been dubbed the Michigan Beer of the Year by MLive.com.

Your votes will decide which two beers advance to the championship round — vote now.


The 2018 Michigan Beer Bracket has entered the championsip round with the final two beers nominated by listeners — Bell’s Two Hearted Ale versus Old Nation’s M-43.

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!
  • The beer with the most votes will be nominated the winner of the 2018 WDET Michigan Beer Bracket on Friday, November 2nd (voting for this round ends at midnight on Thursday, November 1st).

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!

Vote for your favorite beer below:

Image credit: Nicole Rupersburg

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Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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