(Cotuit, Massachusetts) The Cahoon Museum is pleased to announce Bad Martha Brewery has created a Saison Farmhouse Ale in support of the museum’s lates exhibit, “Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art,” which explores this unique, American folk art tradition created by whalers during the international whaling trade of the 19th century. This traditional Belgian Saison is full of complexities. The soft malt characteristic of the Pilsner and caramel malt adds the backbone and enhances the spicy and fruity notes. Made with ginger, lemon peel, coriander, and the unique addition of hand-picked wild grape leaves harvested from Martha’s Vineyard. The beer is full-bodied and full of flavor. The beer is currently available in Bad Martha’s East Falmouth location but will be available shortly in the Martha’s Vineyard location. In addition to donating to hunger-relief charities, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery helps the community by purchasing as many local ingredients as possible from surrounding farms and makers to create their award-winning and seasonal craft beers and hard seltzers. They also give local farmers their spent grains for livestock feed. Giving back through a variety of ways is the ‘Do Good’ part of the Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery ‘Get Bad. Do Good.’ Company motto. Beers incorporate the freshest and finest local ingredients such as organic honey, fruits (blueberries, beach plums, cranberries, strawberries, and rhubarb), plus chocolate, oysters, and roasted coffee beans. All Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery beer is uniquely brewed with hand-picked wild grape leaves grown on Martha’s Vineyard, so there’s a piece of the Island’s soul infused in every sip. “I am thrilled with this creative collaboration with Bad Martha Brewery on the new scrimshaw beer! As a nonprofit arts organization that thrives on community support, the Cahoon Museum is so appreciative that Bad Martha’s is donating proceeds to support our arts & culture offerings -such as our fabulous scrimshaw exhibition- for the community.” About Bad Martha: Jonathan Blum, Founder and CEO of Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, opened the first brewery in Edgartown in 2014. Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery quickly became a top destination for thousands of craft beer fans annually. The early success led to expansion to bars, retail locations, festivals, and events on and off the Island and a second brewhouse that opened in East Falmouth, MA in September of 2019. Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery is recognized for its distinctive, award-winning, craft beers that have won twelve international industry medals since 2014 plus numerous Best of Travel & Destination locations to visit. In 2022, Bad Martha made USA Today’s 10 Best Beer Gardens and Taprooms list and Cape Cod Times readers voted the brewery as a favorite. In 2021, East Falmouth won gold and Edgartown won silver in Cape Cod Life’s Annual Reader’s Choice Awards and Conde Nast Traver highlighted East Falmouth as a place to visit. Both brewhouses are surrounded by beautiful landscaping, flowers, native plants, hops, and herbs creating a beer garden atmosphere. Guests will find plentiful indoor and outdoor patio and porch seating to enjoy the different seasons, tasting bars flanked with Bad Martha mermaid bar taps and life-size sculptures of the mischievous Bad Martha mermaid herself. Visitors to Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery locations can enjoy free samples of the award-winning beers including seasonal varieties, purchase brew by the glass or a flight paddle and take home a growler (64 oz. glass container) or a crowler (32 oz. can) or 4-pack, 16 oz. cans of select styles. Flavors rotate regularly and there are generally up to 16 on tap in East Falmouth. Ingredients include local fruits and berries (cranberries, blueberries, beach plums, wild cherries, and strawberries), Organic honey, chocolate, oysters, and roasted coffee beans, among others. All Bad Martha beer is uniquely brewed with hand-picked wild grape leaves grown on Martha’s Vineyard so there is a piece of the Island’s soul infused in every sip. The East Falmouth brewery is open year-round and has a popular ‘Mellow Meadow’ Wildflower Beer Garden with walking trail that winds through the wildflowers. They have a 15-barrel brewing system plus a state-of-the-art canning line to expand production capability and product availability throughout the mainland and the Island. It is the only brewery in Cape Cod to have its own canning production line. The Company brews and cans all its own beer in the East Falmouth location and continues to brew beer on premise at Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery in Edgartown for consumption in the taproom there. Bad Martha is known for creating delicious food that pairs perfectly with the different beers and hard seltzers and includes highly popular Brick Oven, Kiln-Fired Pizzas, Charcuterie Platters, Cheese Platters, Veggie Platters, and Bar Snacks. The Company’s mission from day one has been to create excellent craft beers and be a socially responsible company that puts community first by donating the first portion of profits to hunger-relief charities located where the beer is served. Since the Company began in 2013, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery has donated substantial profits to local food relief programs plus other charitable donations to many local organizations. In addition to donating to hunger-relief charities, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery helps the community by purchasing as many local ingredients as possible from surrounding farms and makers to create their award-winning craft beers. They also give local farmers their spent grains for livestock feed. Giving back through a variety of ways is the ‘Do Good’ part of the Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery ‘Get Bad. Do Good.’ Company motto. Both locations are handicap accessible. There are bike racks plus ample parking, and they are pet friendly. The East Falmouth Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery is located at 876 East Falmouth Highway, East Falmouth, MA 02536, (508) 444-6571. They are currently open 11-9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Jonathan Blum, CEO, Founder, and sole owner of Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, resides on Martha’s Vineyard. He decided to retire early after 23 years as a senior executive at Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) to follow his dream and focus on building Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery into a successful craft beer brand. He launched Bad Martha beer in 2012 at Boston’s Baseball Tavern and opened the flagship Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery in 2014 in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and the second location in East Falmouth in September 2019. About Bad Martha's Lore In 1602, mischievous winds drove Bartholomew Gosnold's ship to Martha's Vineyard. As legend has it, he scoured the Island for ingredients to brew ale for his crew. Alas, he found none...and he fell asleep on the shore one evening. Under the light of the moon, he awoke to a sensuous mermaid with jet black hair and a devilish grin. Sitting at water's edge, she beckoned to Gosnold. The closer he got, the further she swam away - tempting him to follow. So, he did. Finally, he found himself in a field brimming with lush Island grapes. These would be perfect for wine, he thought. But nay, he was a good Englishman, so these grapes became the secret ingredient for a robust, refreshing beer. Gosnold never saw the mermaid again. He went to his grave wondering if he ever saw her at all. Today, we brew every handcrafted beer as Gosnold did, with grape leaves harvested on the Vineyard and a splash of mermaid mischief. Naturally, we had no choice but to name our beer after the elusive siren who started it all. Bad Martha.