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New Holland Wins
Atwater Block Brewery (64%) versus Motor City Brewing Works (36%)
North Peak Brewing (16%) versus Short's Brewing Company (83%) n = 245
Bell's Brewing (40%) versus New Holland Brewing Company (60%) n = 510
Arbor Brewing Company (76%) versus Wolverine State Brewing Co. (23%) n = 255
Woodward Avenue Brewers (53%) versus Detroit Beer Co. (46%) n = 82
Right Brain Brewery (40%) versus Founders Brewing Company (60%) n = 120
Arcadia Ales (55%) versus Dark Horse Brewing Co. (44%)
Grizzly Peak (37%) versus Jolly Pumpkin (62%) n = 225
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. (37%) versus Atwater Brewing (62%) n = 105
Traffic Jam and Snug (43%) versus Woodward Avenue Brewers (56%) n = 128
Short's Brewing Company (48%) versus Founder's Brewing Co. (51%) n = 593
New Holland Brewing Co. (52%) versus Arcadia Ales (47%) n = 1060
Arbor Brewing Company (59%) versus Jolly Pumpkin (40%) n = 439
Atwood Brewery (69%) versus Woodward Avenue Brewers (30%)
Founders Brewing Co. (45%) versus New Holland Brewing Co. (54%) n = 608
Atwater Brewery (27%0 versus Arbor Brewing Company (72%) n = 317
New Holland Brewing Co. (58%) versus Arbor Brewing Company (41%) n = 439
Breweries and game dates
North Division - Championship 3/27
1. North Peak - Traverse City 3/18
2. Short's Brewing Company - Bellaire 3/18
3. Right Brain Brewery - Traverse City 3/22
4. Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids 3/22
Kalamazoo River Division - Championship 3/28
1. Bells Brewery - Kalamazoo 3/19
2. New Holland Brewing Company - Holland 3/19
3. Dark Horse Brewing Company - Marshall 3/23
4. Arcadia Brewing Company - Battle Creek 3/23
Motor City Division - Championship 3/29
1. Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren 3/25
2. Motor City Brewing Works - Detroit 3/17
3. Atwater Block Brewery - Detroit 3/17
4. Traffic Jam and Snug - Detroit 3/21
5. Woodward Avenue Brewers - Ferndale 3/21
6. Detroit Beer Company - Detroit 3/26
Ann Arbor Division - Championship 3/30
1. Arbor Brewing Company - Ann Arbor 3/20
2. Wolverine State Brewing Company - Ann Arbor 3/20
3. Grizzly Peak Brewing Company - Ann Arbor 3/24
4. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter 3/24
Q:Did you choose the divisions/breweries/seeds arbitrarily?
A: I used a haphazard approach to set this whole thing up; I was attempting to mimic the NCAA as best I could. Breweries were selected based on an informal survey of my friends, Twitter, and my refrigerator.
Q:Do you know anything about basketball?
Q: Why is brewery X in the Y division? Shouldn't it be in the Z division?
A: Divisions are more or less geographically defined. I needed an even number of teams in each division. So no, brewery X should be in division Y, not division Z.
Q: Why didn't you include brewery Z? There are tons of Michigan Microbreweries you excluded.
A: See questions 1 and 3. Also, I was pressed for time.
Q: Are you in any way associated with these breweries?