It's not every day that you get the opportunity to have a University executive vice president pour your beer. For the crowd that showed up to the Cambridge Queen's Head Friday night, they had just that opportunity.
About three times a month, the Cambridge Queen's Head invites a guest Harvard affiliate to serve a one- to two-hour bartending shift. Last Friday, Harvard Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp took up the spot behind the counter, filling customers' orders and pouring drinks.
Though she had to overcome the challenges of a foamy beer tap on her first few tries, Lapp quickly picked up on the pouring procedures. The last time she bartended was when she was in college, she told us.
Peter D. Storer '10, the pub's former human resources manager, said that the guest bartending program is great for bringing students and faculty together because it's as if "everyone is getting to have a piece of the pub."
According to general manager Scott C. Smider '01, many campus faces have graced the CQH pub in the past, including deans, professors, graduate students, and even Undergraduate Council candidates.
"It's a good opportunity to meet with different administrators and other students," Smider said.