Win a Winter Crew & Booze Bundle From Mystic Hills Brewing

Step Out Buffalo and Mystic Hills Brewing have teamed up to giveaway a Winter Crew & Booze Bundle ($110 value), which includes a crewneck sweatshirt, pennant, and a $50 gift card to the brewery. Located five minutes from Sprague Brook Park, eight minutes from Kissing Bridge and forty minutes from Buffalo, at East Concord’s Mystic Hills Brewing you’ll be transported by the panoramic sunsets and rolling hills of green. While craft beer is the star of the show, Mystic Hills offers an impressive selection of natural wines, handcrafted cocktails, and N/A options. To enter to win just enter your name and email here.

Buy 12 Gates Brewing Beer, Get a Free Pint of Beer

In honor of the impending Buffalo Bills playoff run, 12 Gates Brewing want to make sure you are stocked with the proper libations come game time. They are running a special right now where if you purchase a 6-pack of their Pancho’s Legacy Lager or This Is Our House Lager, or a 4-pack of Rocket Arm Fruited Sour, and you’ll receive a free pint of House Lager. This offer is valid at both their Williamsville and Ellicottville locations.

Big Ditch to Release Official Beer of the Upcoming Eclipse

Big Ditch Brewing has teamed up with the Buffalo Museum of Science on WNY Eclipse Black IPA, which balances orange, grapefruit, and pine flavors with roasted and toasted malt flavors. WNY Eclipse Black IPA will be available in stores in early March and each 6-pack includes a free pair of Eclipse Viewing glasses. You can also scan the QR code on the carton to find answers to Eclipse-related questions.

You can celebrate the release of WNY Eclipse at “Science After Hours: Eclipse” at the Buffalo Museum of Science on March 1. The event will feature the release of the beer, along with celestial-themed activities and demonstrations with museum staff and partners will explore all things eclipse. Tickets for this event are $25 and are available here.

Vote For Your Favorite Brewery at the People’s Tap Awards

Vote for your favorite local brewery at the People’s Tap Awards at Kissing Bridge on January 19 (6-9pm). Fill up your glass and vote on your favorite brewery to get them on tap at Kissing Bridge next season. Tickets are $30 and include samplings from Wayland Brewing, East Aurora Brewery, Mystic Hills Brewing, Steelbound, Marquee Brewing, Eli Fish Brewing, Boston Hills Brewing, Johnson’s Landing, Big Ditch Brewing, One-Eyed Cat and Brazen Brewing. You can purchase tickets here. Buffalo’s Best will have snacks available for tasters and additional food is available for purchase at Willie’s Smokehouse and Lake Effect Saloon.

Win Free Beer for a Year at New York Beer Project

Watch the Bills take down the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wild Card Sunday and win free beer for a year from New York Beer Project! On January 14 (1pm), during NYBP’s Bills Playoff Party, from the beginning of the game to the end of halftime, all guests will receive a lottery ticket (no purchase necessary). One ticket will be drawn at the end of the game, and the lucky winner will win one free crowler per week for a year. They will also be serving red, blue and white Mafia Margarita flights during the game.

Meet the Brewer Night at Gowanda Brewing

On January 13 (6-9pm), Gowanda Brewing at the Wicked Glen will host a special Meet the Brewer night with head brewer Mike VanWey. The event will feature free samplings of Gowanda Brewing beer and a live chat with the brewer. The brewery, located at the Wicked Glen in Gowanda, features a 3.5BBL capacity brewing system and a variety of different craft beers, including lagers, IPAs, porters and more. The brewery opens daily at 11am. You can find more information here.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).