Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 4:00p -
928 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Two Cambridge Destinations Collaborate on an Exclusive Italian-Style Pilsner
CAMBRIDGE, MA (April 9, 2021): On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Pammy’s restaurant and Lamplighter Brewing Co. will release a collaboration beer, the Pavona, an Italian-style Pilsner that is refreshing, meant for day-sipping and great with food. Pavona, which means peacock in Italian (pavone), is a nod to the stunning mural inside the Cambridge hot spot painted by local artist Rebecca Walsh.
For the past several weeks, Lamplighter brewmaster Tyler Fitzpatrick and Rob Ficks, Bar Manager at Pammy’s, have been collaborating on the uplifting brew. They strived to highlight crisp drinkability and produce something thirst-quenching but also sophisticated enough to share over a nice dinner. The Pavona will be exclusive to Lamplighter and Pammy’s.
“This beer highlights locally grown Maine pilsner and munich malts, noble Saaz hops, and a small dry hop in the fermenter with a new hop variety called Contessa,” says Simon Flaim, Head Brewer at Lamplighter. “The touch of munich malt adds a small backbone of breadiness that balances the earthy Saaz and florally aromatic Contessa hops.
“We brought in a new Lager yeast to use with this beer, which is what I am most excited about,” Flaim continues. “It is an Andechs strain that creates the essential flavor building blocks for this style. It’s very clean tasting and perceivably dry, but still imparting a pallet-satisfying fullness. It’ll get the dance floor started for the other ingredients to really shine!”
On Sunday, April 18, the Pavona release will go down at both Pammy’s and Lamplighter. At Lamplighter, be one of the first to bring home some of the bottled beer from the retail counter, along with a special Pammy’s picnic to-go, consisting of tantalizing snacks by Chef/Owner Chris Willis like giardiniera, a mix of sweet nuts, chicken liver pate, whipped cheeses and Pugliese bread. Bottled beer ($5.05/375ml bottle) orders may be placed ahead at Lamplighter’s online store, and the picnics may be purchased in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis. The retail counter is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Over at Pammy’s, the Pavona will debut at Pamily Sunday, where diners can try the Pils on draught ($8) along with the comfort food Pamily Sunday menu, their popular family-style supper. This Pamily Sunday on April 18th is the last of the season, with seating from 4-8 p.m. Reserve on Resy.
“It is such a gift to be able to work with two local businesses that are so committed to excellence in their respective craft,” says Ficks. “From the very first brainstorming session to brewing the beer on their pilot system to the artwork design, it’s been great to be working on something fun like this, especially during these times. I can’t wait for people to try it.”
The Pavona is part of Lamplighter’s non-profit partnership program, with $1 of every bottle sold on-site being donated to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)—a vital and longstanding base of support for survivors of sexual violence and their communities.