we make beer.

We are a brewery and taproom located in downtown Cambridge. Our focus is on aroma-packed and flavor-driven beers, with an emphasis on New England IPAs, barrel-aged sours, and special seasonals. We brew a variety of one-off batches that allow us to pursue our various whims, and we don’t shy away from funk, twists on tradition, and unique ingredients.

Our 10,000 sq. ft. facility used to be Metric Systems, a wonderful neighborhood auto repair shop owned by a father and son team. They took a chance in 2015 and chose to lease the building to a start-up rather than sell to a developer (we’re incredibly grateful that they did), and opened our doors to the public in fall of 2016.

A majority of our beer is sold on-site via draft, cans, and crowlers, and we also distribute to a handful of liquor stores, bars, and restaurants in the surrounding area. Overall, we’re all about embracing the spirit of Cambridge – we’re focused on quality, innovation, community, and craft.

We love Lamp.

Beer is an important part of what we do, but equally important are the people that make that beer happen. Meet the team that keeps the lights on!

We’re an eclectic family with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and expertise. Some of us fell into the beer business by accident while others have years of industry experience. At the end of the day, whether we spend most of our time behind the bar or on the brew floor, we share a collective passion for producing (and drinking) delicious beer.

Faces behind the beer.

Cayla Marvil

co-founder.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tecate, preferably in Michelada form.
Go-to shift beer? Atari's Lantern (or anything sour).
Favorite place to drink beer? A chair lift! Or anywhere with friends.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Herbed home fries, hot sauce, and a pile of ketchup.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? James Beard.

AC Jones

co-founder.

First beer you ever tried? Corona Light.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? I'm pretty sure Cayla made me do it.
Favorite style of beer? Sours.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? The crispy edge of the scalloped potato dish.
Usual brunch order? Chicken and waffles and a bloody.

Tyler Fitzpatrick

brewmaster.

How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? Filling growlers, loving the camaraderie and hard work.
If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sam Adams Boston Lager.
Favorite local bar? Parlor Sports.
What is your go-to binge show? Portlandia.
What was the first CD you owned? The Mighty Mighty BossTones "Let's Face It".

Jack Hunsicker

director of operations.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably something hydrating, like Keystone Light.
Favorite beer name? I Dunkeled in My Pants.
First beer you ever tried? A two-year old warm Heineken.
Favorite local bar? Five Horses Tavern.
Cold brew or hot coffee? All the coffee.

Simon Flaim

head brewer.

If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Pink Floyd.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? Riding in on a majestic steed.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Pierogis.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Coffee in beer.
Go to brunch order? Anything greasy to soak up Saturday night’s drinking decisions.

Barley Smalls

ceo.

Favorite bar snack? Cheez-its.
Go to Netflix binge show? Planet Earth.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel because then I could chase myself.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? With my mouth.
Usual brunch order? CHEEEEEEZ-IIIIIIITSSSS.

Brianne Grealish

director of sales and distribution.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ooh tough one... Corona with Lime!
Favorite style of beer? Farmhouse Wilds or Barrel Aged Sours.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Saus! I live for that poutine!
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Velociraptor - I'm always moving (& making weird noises).
Cold brew or hot coffee? Espresso - Ideally 3 shots at a time.

Emma Arnold

director of marketing

she/her/hers

Favorite free bar snack? Cheez-its, duh.
If you were an animal, what would you be? Chubby squirrel.
Go-to shift beer? Apollo Sunshine, Barley Smalls, or whatever sour we have on draft when I'm feeling funky.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Definitely going for all of our power tools. Or just stocking up on snacks.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside, preferably in a hammock.

Sheehan Barlow-Layne

operations brewer.

Favorite free bar snack? Peanut Butter Lovers.
Favorite beer name? A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'.
Usual brunch order? All the bacon.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside, by a campfire.
What was the first CD you owned? Green Day - Dookie.

Rob Carey

lead bartender.

Favorite free bar snack? Peanut butter filled pretzels all day.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Power-saw (and battery charger).
Favorite local bar? Publick House.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fried, under a healthy pile of cheese, and bacon.
What was the first CD you owned? American Idiot - Green Day.

Grace VanValey

cellar staff, photographer.

Favorite beer name? Citra Ass Down.
First beer you ever tried? Sam Adams Boston Lager (thanks dad!)
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Most likely the mash tun, and outfit it as a shelter. I could pipe water in through the sparge arm, have a nice little air mattress in there, and there's two doors in case I need to make an emergency escape.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Honey Badger, because honey badger's don't give a shit.
Favorite place to drink beer? Anywhere I'm playing pong.

Elena Guy

pepita manager, lead bartender.

Favorite free bar snack? Honey Mustard Pretzels. Let me breathe on you.
Favorite style of beer? Hefs or Double IPAs.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? The Ghostbuster Vacuum. People see you running around, looking all important with that thing, they're gonna keep you alive.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Brato, because I am made of cheese and carbs.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Potato skins.

Tater and Tot

mousers, snuggling team.

Favorite bar snack? Mice.
Favorite movie? The Lion King.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you bring from the brewery to help you survive? Greenies. Gotta keep those teeth clean and sharp.
First beer you ever tried? Milk stout.
Usual brunch order? Mice.

Griffin Bach

taproom manager.

Favorite free bar snack? The crushed Goldfish crumbs at the bottom of the box.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? I emailed my favorite brewery on a whim because I just wanted to be a part of it.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Sea turtle because they literally live for 200 years traveling the ocean as slowly as they possibly can.
What was the first CD you owned? Chumbawumba. You know the one.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Robin Williams. And he could do impressions of all the dead people he hangs out with.

Emily Beaulieu

lead bartender, luminary society coordinator.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Miller Lite. Everything you've ever wanted in a beer, and less!
What brought you to the Boston area? The Duck Boats. Never rode one, but I hear great things.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A cat, but like an older cat that just wants to nap and doesn't put up with people's crap.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Arcade Fire circa 2011.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? The British guy who bought out Segway and subsequently died in a tragic Segway accident. I need answers.

Eric Koscher

lead bartender.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Peregrine Falcon. Flying around at 200mph? Sign me up.
First beer you ever tried? Miller High Life. Thanks Dad...
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? I'd just hide out in the walk-in with some Home Alone style booby traps. Beer and bar snacks will get me through.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Brato, of course. Grilled cheese #1!
Favorite local bar? The Field. I love a good patio.

Gabby Bonfiglio

bartender, community engagement coordinator, design.

What's your favorite free bar snack? Pretzels! Probably stuffed.
First beer you ever tried? ...Guinness.
Favorite place to drink beer? My porch.
Go to Netflix binge show? Ugly Delicious.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? The sweet kind, roasted.

Andrea Amador

kitchen lead.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tecate (red) with a lime.
Favorite place to drink beer? By the beach in my hammock.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survived? Tater.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Friends.
Go to brunch order? Eggs Florentine and a michelada.

Joe Galgani

bartender, kitchen lead.

Favorite beer name? Pork slap.
Favorite place to drink beer? In the kitchen while cooking.
Go to Netflix binge show? Mystery Science Theater.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you see? Black Sabbath around 1970.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? David Bowie.

Sanjeev Periasamy

lead barista.

Favorite bar snack? The sesame crackers in the mug mix.
Favorite style of beer? Gose
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Poutine.
Go to brunch order? French toast.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Amy Hoffman in five years.

Amanda Perez

packaging, warehouse.

Favorite beer name? Lit.
What was the first CD you owned? In My Lifetime Vol.1, Jay-Z.
Favorite style of beer? Pale IPA.
What is your go-to binge show? Shameless.
Usual brunch order? Steak tips, scrambled eggs, and cheese home fries.

Amy Hoffman

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Boulevard Tank 7.
Favorite place to drink beer? On a roof, on the water, or on a roof near a body of water.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Fleetwood Mac in the thick of the Rumours tour.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Every kind of coffee is a mistake for me, but that also won't stop me.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Curly & fried, please.

Zach Perrotte

packaging and warehouse manager.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner.
Favorite style of beer? Right now I'm tied between stouts and sours. I've tried them mixed together and was not a fan.
What is your go-to Netflix binge show? House Hunters, hands down. (though it's on Hulu).
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I'd go with Thomas Jefferson but then only talk about food. Dude was a total foodie.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? I would trick out the forklift so I could mow through mobs on my way from place to place.

Harrison Dilthey

account representative, delivery driver, warehouse.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Troegs Perpetual is still my #1!
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a bonfire.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold brew all day!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you see? I would see Leonard Bernstein conduct the NY Philharmonic.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Black Mirror.

Yib Lacey

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Corona (w/ lime).
Favorite place to drink beer? Anywhere with friends.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Owl ‘cause they’re cool.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Scallop potatoes.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Paul Simon.

Sury Chavez

kitchen.

Favorite place to drink beer? In front of a campfire.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A bird because I love to whistle.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? In a soup.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Pink Floyd.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? La casa de las flores.

Francisca Chaparro

kitchen lead.

First beer you ever tried? Corona.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survived? Coffee!
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fries!
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Lana del Rey.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Marilyn Monroe.

Doo-yun Her

retail coordinator, barista, kitchen.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Brooklyn Summer.
Favorite place to drink beer? In the shower.
If you were an animal, what would you be? Some kind of loud frog.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Ariana Grande right now.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Gossip girl.

Ash Tomasini

barista.

Favorite bar snack? Fried pickles.
Favorite style of beer? NEIPAs - you can’t get them much in Australia so I need to make the most of it here!
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Easy.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A dolphin.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? The Beatles.

Brendan Buell

taproom door, bartender, packaging, cold brew producer.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Evil Twin Pink Lemonade IPA.
Favorite beer name? Blue Mountain’s “A Hopwork Orange”.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Sun Bear (Kermode) - native to a small and extraordinarily beautiful region of Northwest North America, their environment is beautiful, quiet, and full of food. These animals spend almost all their time in the sun and eating.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, whom would you want to see? Jascha Heifetz, performing Paganini Caprice.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Julio Cortázar.

Shannon Cassidy

bartender.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Delirium Tremens or La Chouffe Golden Ale
Favorite place to drink beer? Out in the sun
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fries! Covered with cheese!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, who would you want to see? Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Liz Taylor

Ray Goudreau

office manager, warehouse, packaging.

Favorite style of beer? IPA, but only for the last year. Prior to that, Goses, and before that, the free kind.
Favorite place to drink beer? In my hammock on a warm sunny day.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Par boiled for 5 minutes then cooked on a skillet with garlic and roasted red pepper flakes and topped with Franks.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold, the colder the better. And black.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? The Office.

Damian Baeza

bartender.

What’s your favorite free bar snack? My first Lamplighter bar snack was Lucky Charms…that’s when I fell in love with this place.
If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ice cold Modelo Especial.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Bear. No one really messes with you because of your size, but still agile enough to climb trees.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Sublime.
What’s the first CD you ever owned? Will Smith’s single “Gettin’ Jiggy With it”.

Molly McLaughlin

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Honestly, ‘Gansett or High Life probably.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outdoors!
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Hashbrowns.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Janis Joplin at Woodstock, or Kate Bush WHENEVER.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Virginia Woolf.

Shannon Stultz

register, kitchen.

Favorite style of beer? Pale Lager.
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a bonfire with family and friends.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Home fries with ketchup and Franks hot sauce.
First CD you owned? New Kids on the Block - Hangin’ Tough.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Prince.

Emmy Andréasson

bartender, online sales coordinator.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? New Castle Brown Ale, or anything British mainly for nostalgic reasons.
Favorite style of beer? Any of the bitters. Ideally casked!
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel - constantly running around and likes to snack.
Favorite local bar? Sligo, nothing beats a proper dive.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Talking Heads.

Nico Oldfield

lead barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Boca Raton, FL.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? I’d be a panda, sleepy and chilling in the shade with my limited diet of bamboo and…bamboo.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Hash browns! The shredded kind, or potato latkes.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Any British competition of the home/garden variety.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Dan Kiezulas

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ayinger Brau-weisse. Year round perfection.
Favorite free bar snack? Cheez-its, without a doubt.
Go to Netflix binge show? Firefly.
Go to brunch order? Highland Kitchen biscuits and gravy, duh.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Leslie Nielsen.

Marshall Hanig

barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Venice, Los Angeles, CA.
First beer you ever tried? 40oz Olde English.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? All the taco ingredients and a keg filled with sparkling H2O.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Curb your Enthusiasm.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Talking Heads on their tour for “Stop Making Sense” in the 80s…and I would go with my mom.

Sam McGovern

bartender.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Guinness, rain or shine!
Favorite place to drink beer? I prefer drinking in dimly lit pubs with good company.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Waffle fries! More surface area = more bbq sauce.
Go to Netflix binge show? Peaky Blinders.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? U2 Rattle and Hum Tour!

Daniela Salcedo

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? A hazy double IPA.
Favorite place to drink beer? Fenway.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A beluga whale - they’re so majestic.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Anthony Bourdain.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Marvin Gaye.

Katie Kasper

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Farmer’s Daughter or a Fiddlehead IPA.
Go to Netflix Binge Show? It’s Always Sunny.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Murphy or Barley for emotional support.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? BB King!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead.

Jeremy Crispino

barback, taproom door, packaging.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Julius from Treehouse.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outdoors on a sunny summer day.
First CD you ever owned? Eminem - the Slim Shady LP.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Frank Sinatra
Go to brunch order? Oysters on the half shell and a good bacon, egg, and cheese.

Margo Moyer

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Anything sour!
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Tot and the animal crackers, wouldn’t want to get lonely or hungry.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A sea turtle hands down - swimming with the fishes and eating seaweed all day sounds ideal.
Go to Netflix binge show? The Office, can’t help myself.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Robin Williams.

Jacob Seitz

barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Columbus, Ohio!
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? House of Cards
Cold brew or hot coffee? Hot coffee
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? The forklift, so I could plow through the hoard of zombies and also keep the Pepita staff safe by putting them on the roof.
If you could have a séance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I think Prince would be an amazing conversation and would have a ton of fun stories.

Brennan Giles

taproom door, packaging.

Favorite style of beer? Sour / Gose.
If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? A large cold one.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold brew.
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a fire / camping.
Favorite bar snack? Pretzels.

Jesse

food runner, kitchen.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Something from Ballast Point because it tastes like home.
Favorite place to drink beer? The dance floor.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? I’d be an otter because swimming and cuddling forever sounds lovely.
Go to brunch order? A gorgeous bowl of poached eggs and veggies from Brookline Lunch.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I’d LOVE to chat with Marie Curie.

Avi Vasquez

kitchen, food runner, register.

First beer you ever tried? Modelo.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Beer, better to live through it drunk and make ballsy decisions!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Lana Del Rey (again).
Favorite local bar or cafe? Toasted Flats in Eastie.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Princess Diana (I wanna know the truth about the royal family secrets).

Britta Dayton

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably Wit beer, but I’m always open to suggestions.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside by some trees or by the ocean - it’s calming and makes you slow down to enjoy the moment.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel, they are so ridiculous and fluffy.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I think King Arthur might be interesting.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Preferably with lots of fat, but I’m flexible.

Cayla Marvil

co-founder.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tecate, preferably in Michelada form.
Go-to shift beer? Atari's Lantern (or anything sour).
Favorite place to drink beer? A chair lift! Or anywhere with friends.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Herbed home fries, hot sauce, and a pile of ketchup.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? James Beard.

AC Jones

co-founder.

First beer you ever tried? Corona Light.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? I'm pretty sure Cayla made me do it.
Favorite style of beer? Sours.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? The crispy edge of the scalloped potato dish.
Usual brunch order? Chicken and waffles and a bloody.

Tyler Fitzpatrick

brewmaster.

How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? Filling growlers, loving the camaraderie and hard work.
If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sam Adams Boston Lager.
Favorite local bar? Parlor Sports.
What is your go-to binge show? Portlandia.
What was the first CD you owned? The Mighty Mighty BossTones "Let's Face It".

Jack Hunsicker

director of operations.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably something hydrating, like Keystone Light.
Favorite beer name? I Dunkeled in My Pants.
First beer you ever tried? A two-year old warm Heineken.
Favorite local bar? Five Horses Tavern.
Cold brew or hot coffee? All the coffee.

Simon Flaim

head brewer.

If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Pink Floyd.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? Riding in on a majestic steed.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Pierogis.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Coffee in beer.
Go to brunch order? Anything greasy to soak up Saturday night’s drinking decisions.

Barley Smalls

ceo.

Favorite bar snack? Cheez-its.
Go to Netflix binge show? Planet Earth.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel because then I could chase myself.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? With my mouth.
Usual brunch order? CHEEEEEEZ-IIIIIIITSSSS.

Brianne Grealish

director of sales and distribution.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ooh tough one... Corona with Lime!
Favorite style of beer? Farmhouse Wilds or Barrel Aged Sours.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Saus! I live for that poutine!
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Velociraptor - I'm always moving (& making weird noises).
Cold brew or hot coffee? Espresso - Ideally 3 shots at a time.

Emma Arnold

director of marketing

she/her/hers

Favorite free bar snack? Cheez-its, duh.
If you were an animal, what would you be? Chubby squirrel.
Go-to shift beer? Apollo Sunshine, Barley Smalls, or whatever sour we have on draft when I'm feeling funky.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Definitely going for all of our power tools. Or just stocking up on snacks.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside, preferably in a hammock.

Sheehan Barlow-Layne

operations brewer.

Favorite free bar snack? Peanut Butter Lovers.
Favorite beer name? A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'.
Usual brunch order? All the bacon.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside, by a campfire.
What was the first CD you owned? Green Day - Dookie.

Rob Carey

lead bartender.

Favorite free bar snack? Peanut butter filled pretzels all day.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Power-saw (and battery charger).
Favorite local bar? Publick House.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fried, under a healthy pile of cheese, and bacon.
What was the first CD you owned? American Idiot - Green Day.

Grace VanValey

cellar staff, photographer.

Favorite beer name? Citra Ass Down.
First beer you ever tried? Sam Adams Boston Lager (thanks dad!)
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Most likely the mash tun, and outfit it as a shelter. I could pipe water in through the sparge arm, have a nice little air mattress in there, and there's two doors in case I need to make an emergency escape.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Honey Badger, because honey badger's don't give a shit.
Favorite place to drink beer? Anywhere I'm playing pong.

Elena Guy

pepita manager, lead bartender.

Favorite free bar snack? Honey Mustard Pretzels. Let me breathe on you.
Favorite style of beer? Hefs or Double IPAs.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? The Ghostbuster Vacuum. People see you running around, looking all important with that thing, they're gonna keep you alive.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Brato, because I am made of cheese and carbs.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Potato skins.

Tater and Tot

mousers, snuggling team.

Favorite bar snack? Mice.
Favorite movie? The Lion King.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you bring from the brewery to help you survive? Greenies. Gotta keep those teeth clean and sharp.
First beer you ever tried? Milk stout.
Usual brunch order? Mice.

Griffin Bach

taproom manager.

Favorite free bar snack? The crushed Goldfish crumbs at the bottom of the box.
How did you find yourself in the craft beer industry? I emailed my favorite brewery on a whim because I just wanted to be a part of it.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Sea turtle because they literally live for 200 years traveling the ocean as slowly as they possibly can.
What was the first CD you owned? Chumbawumba. You know the one.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Robin Williams. And he could do impressions of all the dead people he hangs out with.

Emily Beaulieu

lead bartender, luminary society coordinator.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Miller Lite. Everything you've ever wanted in a beer, and less!
What brought you to the Boston area? The Duck Boats. Never rode one, but I hear great things.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A cat, but like an older cat that just wants to nap and doesn't put up with people's crap.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Arcade Fire circa 2011.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? The British guy who bought out Segway and subsequently died in a tragic Segway accident. I need answers.

Eric Koscher

lead bartender.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Peregrine Falcon. Flying around at 200mph? Sign me up.
First beer you ever tried? Miller High Life. Thanks Dad...
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? I'd just hide out in the walk-in with some Home Alone style booby traps. Beer and bar snacks will get me through.
Favorite Lamplighter pop-up? Brato, of course. Grilled cheese #1!
Favorite local bar? The Field. I love a good patio.

Gabby Bonfiglio

bartender, community engagement coordinator, design.

What's your favorite free bar snack? Pretzels! Probably stuffed.
First beer you ever tried? ...Guinness.
Favorite place to drink beer? My porch.
Go to Netflix binge show? Ugly Delicious.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? The sweet kind, roasted.

Andrea Amador

kitchen lead.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tecate (red) with a lime.
Favorite place to drink beer? By the beach in my hammock.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survived? Tater.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Friends.
Go to brunch order? Eggs Florentine and a michelada.

Joe Galgani

bartender, kitchen lead.

Favorite beer name? Pork slap.
Favorite place to drink beer? In the kitchen while cooking.
Go to Netflix binge show? Mystery Science Theater.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you see? Black Sabbath around 1970.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? David Bowie.

Sanjeev Periasamy

lead barista.

Favorite bar snack? The sesame crackers in the mug mix.
Favorite style of beer? Gose
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Poutine.
Go to brunch order? French toast.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Amy Hoffman in five years.

Amanda Perez

packaging, warehouse.

Favorite beer name? Lit.
What was the first CD you owned? In My Lifetime Vol.1, Jay-Z.
Favorite style of beer? Pale IPA.
What is your go-to binge show? Shameless.
Usual brunch order? Steak tips, scrambled eggs, and cheese home fries.

Amy Hoffman

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Boulevard Tank 7.
Favorite place to drink beer? On a roof, on the water, or on a roof near a body of water.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Fleetwood Mac in the thick of the Rumours tour.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Every kind of coffee is a mistake for me, but that also won't stop me.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Curly & fried, please.

Zach Perrotte

packaging and warehouse manager.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner.
Favorite style of beer? Right now I'm tied between stouts and sours. I've tried them mixed together and was not a fan.
What is your go-to Netflix binge show? House Hunters, hands down. (though it's on Hulu).
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I'd go with Thomas Jefferson but then only talk about food. Dude was a total foodie.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? I would trick out the forklift so I could mow through mobs on my way from place to place.

Harrison Dilthey

account representative, delivery driver, warehouse.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Troegs Perpetual is still my #1!
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a bonfire.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold brew all day!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you see? I would see Leonard Bernstein conduct the NY Philharmonic.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Black Mirror.

Yib Lacey

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Corona (w/ lime).
Favorite place to drink beer? Anywhere with friends.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Owl ‘cause they’re cool.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Scallop potatoes.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Paul Simon.

Sury Chavez

kitchen.

Favorite place to drink beer? In front of a campfire.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A bird because I love to whistle.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? In a soup.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Pink Floyd.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? La casa de las flores.

Francisca Chaparro

kitchen lead.

First beer you ever tried? Corona.
If a zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survived? Coffee!
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fries!
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Lana del Rey.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Marilyn Monroe.

Doo-yun Her

retail coordinator, barista, kitchen.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Brooklyn Summer.
Favorite place to drink beer? In the shower.
If you were an animal, what would you be? Some kind of loud frog.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Ariana Grande right now.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Gossip girl.

Ash Tomasini

barista.

Favorite bar snack? Fried pickles.
Favorite style of beer? NEIPAs - you can’t get them much in Australia so I need to make the most of it here!
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? Easy.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A dolphin.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? The Beatles.

Brendan Buell

taproom door, bartender, packaging, cold brew producer.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Evil Twin Pink Lemonade IPA.
Favorite beer name? Blue Mountain’s “A Hopwork Orange”.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Sun Bear (Kermode) - native to a small and extraordinarily beautiful region of Northwest North America, their environment is beautiful, quiet, and full of food. These animals spend almost all their time in the sun and eating.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, whom would you want to see? Jascha Heifetz, performing Paganini Caprice.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Julio Cortázar.

Shannon Cassidy

bartender.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Delirium Tremens or La Chouffe Golden Ale
Favorite place to drink beer? Out in the sun
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Fries! Covered with cheese!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, who would you want to see? Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Liz Taylor

Ray Goudreau

office manager, warehouse, packaging.

Favorite style of beer? IPA, but only for the last year. Prior to that, Goses, and before that, the free kind.
Favorite place to drink beer? In my hammock on a warm sunny day.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Par boiled for 5 minutes then cooked on a skillet with garlic and roasted red pepper flakes and topped with Franks.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold, the colder the better. And black.
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? The Office.

Damian Baeza

bartender.

What’s your favorite free bar snack? My first Lamplighter bar snack was Lucky Charms…that’s when I fell in love with this place.
If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ice cold Modelo Especial.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Bear. No one really messes with you because of your size, but still agile enough to climb trees.
If you could go to a concert of anyone at anytime in their career, who would you want to see? Sublime.
What’s the first CD you ever owned? Will Smith’s single “Gettin’ Jiggy With it”.

Molly McLaughlin

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Honestly, ‘Gansett or High Life probably.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outdoors!
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Hashbrowns.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Janis Joplin at Woodstock, or Kate Bush WHENEVER.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Virginia Woolf.

Shannon Stultz

register, kitchen.

Favorite style of beer? Pale Lager.
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a bonfire with family and friends.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Home fries with ketchup and Franks hot sauce.
First CD you owned? New Kids on the Block - Hangin’ Tough.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Prince.

Emmy Andréasson

bartender, online sales coordinator.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? New Castle Brown Ale, or anything British mainly for nostalgic reasons.
Favorite style of beer? Any of the bitters. Ideally casked!
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel - constantly running around and likes to snack.
Favorite local bar? Sligo, nothing beats a proper dive.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Talking Heads.

Nico Oldfield

lead barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Boca Raton, FL.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? I’d be a panda, sleepy and chilling in the shade with my limited diet of bamboo and…bamboo.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Hash browns! The shredded kind, or potato latkes.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Any British competition of the home/garden variety.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Dan Kiezulas

bartender.

If you had to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ayinger Brau-weisse. Year round perfection.
Favorite free bar snack? Cheez-its, without a doubt.
Go to Netflix binge show? Firefly.
Go to brunch order? Highland Kitchen biscuits and gravy, duh.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Leslie Nielsen.

Marshall Hanig

barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Venice, Los Angeles, CA.
First beer you ever tried? 40oz Olde English.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? All the taco ingredients and a keg filled with sparkling H2O.
What’s your go to Netflix binge show? Curb your Enthusiasm.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Talking Heads on their tour for “Stop Making Sense” in the 80s…and I would go with my mom.

Sam McGovern

bartender.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Guinness, rain or shine!
Favorite place to drink beer? I prefer drinking in dimly lit pubs with good company.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Waffle fries! More surface area = more bbq sauce.
Go to Netflix binge show? Peaky Blinders.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? U2 Rattle and Hum Tour!

Daniela Salcedo

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? A hazy double IPA.
Favorite place to drink beer? Fenway.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A beluga whale - they’re so majestic.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Anthony Bourdain.
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Marvin Gaye.

Katie Kasper

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Farmer’s Daughter or a Fiddlehead IPA.
Go to Netflix Binge Show? It’s Always Sunny.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Murphy or Barley for emotional support.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? BB King!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead.

Jeremy Crispino

barback, taproom door, packaging.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Julius from Treehouse.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outdoors on a sunny summer day.
First CD you ever owned? Eminem - the Slim Shady LP.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Frank Sinatra
Go to brunch order? Oysters on the half shell and a good bacon, egg, and cheese.

Margo Moyer

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Anything sour!
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Tot and the animal crackers, wouldn’t want to get lonely or hungry.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A sea turtle hands down - swimming with the fishes and eating seaweed all day sounds ideal.
Go to Netflix binge show? The Office, can’t help myself.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Robin Williams.

Jacob Seitz

barista, kitchen.

Where did you grow up? Columbus, Ohio!
What’s your go-to Netflix binge show? House of Cards
Cold brew or hot coffee? Hot coffee
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? The forklift, so I could plow through the hoard of zombies and also keep the Pepita staff safe by putting them on the roof.
If you could have a séance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I think Prince would be an amazing conversation and would have a ton of fun stories.

Brennan Giles

taproom door, packaging.

Favorite style of beer? Sour / Gose.
If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? A large cold one.
Cold brew or hot coffee? Cold brew.
Favorite place to drink beer? Around a fire / camping.
Favorite bar snack? Pretzels.

Jesse

food runner, kitchen.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Something from Ballast Point because it tastes like home.
Favorite place to drink beer? The dance floor.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? I’d be an otter because swimming and cuddling forever sounds lovely.
Go to brunch order? A gorgeous bowl of poached eggs and veggies from Brookline Lunch.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I’d LOVE to chat with Marie Curie.

Avi Vasquez

kitchen, food runner, register.

First beer you ever tried? Modelo.
If the zombie apocalypse were to hit tomorrow, what would you take from the brewery to help you survive? Beer, better to live through it drunk and make ballsy decisions!
If you could go to a concert of anyone, living or dead, at any time in their career, who would you want to see? Lana Del Rey (again).
Favorite local bar or cafe? Toasted Flats in Eastie.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? Princess Diana (I wanna know the truth about the royal family secrets).

Britta Dayton

barback.

If you have to drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably Wit beer, but I’m always open to suggestions.
Favorite place to drink beer? Outside by some trees or by the ocean - it’s calming and makes you slow down to enjoy the moment.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A squirrel, they are so ridiculous and fluffy.
If you could have a seance with one dead celebrity, who would it be? I think King Arthur might be interesting.
Favorite way to eat potatoes? Preferably with lots of fat, but I’m flexible.

The wizards behind the curtain. the curtain.