Author: Robert Creenan
Buffalo Beer Goddesses (BBG), a group that’s mission is to get local women more involved with the beer and brewing scene, is launching some exciting new initiatives in 2016. BBG was founded three years ago. What started as a simple Facebook group amongst a few friends has steamrolled into a sizeable coalition of beer enthusiasts. Throughout the course of the year, the Goddesses get together to talk about the art of beer, home brewing, and anything else that revolves around the brewing industry. The group also hosts co-ed socials and ‘female only’ events, which are designed as meet-ups at local bars and breweries.
2016 brings new leadership to the Goddesses. Parrish Gibbons and Barbara Veres are serving as co-chairs, Tracey Maciejewski is the group’s treasurer, and Sara Rosenberry is the new secretary.
Moving forward, BBG plans on funding a scholarship effort for local woman to be cicerone certified, which allows beer enthusiasts to access higher levels in their knowledge of the world of beer. BBG will offset the cost of the classes and the exam, thus awarding the devotees a unique opportunity to analyze the brewing process, and the vast styles that are being brewed today.
BBG is also hosting a brick oven dinner series with chefs from Lloyd Tacos, Betty Crockski and Same Old Antics. The dinners will take place at the Hydraulic Hearth restaurant in the Larkinville district (learn more). The event series matches specialty meals from top chefs with beer pairings from the Goddesses.
It’s been three years since the BBG first got underway. It’s great to see that they have grown, not only in numbers, but in their conviction to raise through the ranks as qualified beer aficionados.
To learn more about the BBG, and to follow their adventures, stay tuned to the group’s Facebook page.