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
Barbara Veres: Co-Chair
Gateway beer: Ithaca Flower Power
Favorite local bar: Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward (OFW) Brewing. The in-house beer and food, company, and location is as Buffalo as you can get!
First time hearing about Goddesses: Summer 2014 Twitter kept on recommending @beergoddesses as an account for me to follow, so I did what any normal person would do and met a bunch of strangers from the internet in real life at a random bar (Hot Mama’s Canteen) for their August social and I’ve been hooked since!
A fun fact about you: I lived near a brewery in Hungary when I was on exchange in 5th grade, so the smell of brewing beer brings back childhood memories for me!
Parrish Gibbons Herzog: Co-Chair
Gateway beer: Affligem Blond
Favorite local bar: Mr. Goodbar, great beer selection and the wings..c’mon.
First time hearing about Goddesses: I had discussions with Julia (Goddess Founder) prior to it’s inception, but my first event I attended was a tasting at Community Beer Works our first year.
A fun fact about you: I am the Mom to the current youngest Buffalo Beer Goddess.
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.