The Buffalo Beer Goddesses (BBG), formed in 2013, is a group of WNY beer-loving women, from brewers to interested drinkers and everything in between. The BBG mission is to increase the presence of women in the beer industry by providing educational and networking opportunities to WNY women in order to elevate their knowledge of craft beer.
Meet our Officers
Danielle Potts: Co-Chair
Gateway beer: Ellicottville Blueberry Wheat
Favorite local bar: Has to be Hydraulic Hearth. Great beer selection, food, crowd, and atmosphere.
First time hearing about Goddesses: It was the best thing to come from Snowvember 2014! Via the magic of Twitter (our only outlet for much human interaction during the storm), I found Sara our Secretary lived near me from our 7 feet of snow reports. We followed each other, I saw her posts about beer/the Goddesses, and started to go to events after that!
A fun fact about you: I can say the alphabet backwards.
Becca Decker: Co-Chair
Gateway beer: Magic Hat #9
Favorite local bar: Mr. Goodbar. Always a great tap list and the wings and tater tots can’t be beat!
First time hearing about Goddesses: I don’t remember exactly when but I followed the group on Facebook for a few months before I went to a meeting – my first was in July ’14!
A fun fact about you: I love baking sweets and bread. Some of my best creations have been with beer… stout brownies, anyone?
Tracey Maciejewski: Treasurer
Gateway beer: Dogfish Head 120
Favorite local bar: If you told me I could only drink at one bar in Buffalo for the rest of time it would have to be Pizza Plant. I love the selection of local and hard to find beers and who doesn’t love a POD?
First time hearing about Goddesses: The original Facebook post from Julia read something like “I have a lot of female friends that love great beer is it crazy to think they would like to meet up and drink and talk about them?” I assured her she was not crazy and I that was in for whatever she wanted to do. From the first meeting to now it has been an incredible ride.
A fun fact about you: I run, I run a lot (it helps with the drinking beer a lot) and I just completed my second full marathon in Berlin, Germany with a little stop off at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Sara Rosenberry: Secretary
Gateway beer: Blue Moon and Magic Hat #9
Favorite local bar: Hydraulic Hearth. I love the house CBW brews on tap and trying not to down an entire pizza by myself. Shandies in the beer garden are perfect in the summer, and bloodies at bagel brunch are my Saturday jam in the winter.
First time hearing about Goddesses: From a bartender at Pizza Plant where some of the earliest conversations happened. My first meeting was at Aurora Brew Works in the spring of 2013.
A fun fact about you: My cat is famous on the internet.