Bad Martha Beer Opens in Falmouth!

Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard’s Bad Martha Beer brings their signature flavor and style to Falmouth’s first Farmer’s Brewery and Tasting Room, making it the latest in Cape Cod’s booming craft beer scene. Following a Thursday evening soft opening for family and friends, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting was held on Friday, September 6 before the doors were officially opened to the public. Check it out as soon as you can at 876 East Falmouth Highway (Rt 28), right next to Mahoney’s Garden Centers, which is also the source of all the gorgeous landscape plantings. Until then, read all about it…

Service with a Smile

Bad Martha owner Jonathan Blum was all smiles greeting guests, including Nina Jackson, Promotions Director for iHeart Media

Long lines of eager beer-lovers began forming well before the ribbon-cutting at noon and steadily continued throughout the event.

Despite the large crowd, patrons didn’t mind waiting to get inside, and the free samples certainly didn’t hurt. 

Jonathan Blum shows his appreciation to his first official Falmouth customer, who purchased a pizza and a flight of beer, presenting him with a gift for the upcoming Mug Club. And kudos to Bad Martha for the environmentally-conscious reminder on their napkin dispenser.

Meanwhile Falmouth Heights author and writing instructor T.M. Murphy purchased the first official pint. He opted for the 508 IPA, a nod to his hometown area code. 

Stephanie Wieden of 106 WCOD’s Dan and Stephanie in the Morning, and Nina Jackson of iHeart Radio provided behind-the-scenes coverage for those who couldn’t get out of work early on Friday afternoon. 

Neighbors from Teaticket Market, which is currently expanding its Bad Martha offerings, were there to enjoy a little bocce and beer. 

Patrons also enjoyed the snacks on the menu, like carnivorous and vegetarian pizza and cheese boards. 

Cozy seating is available upstairs, offering an expansive view of the elegantly rustic barn.

Heaters and fire pits will make the outdoor seating an especially pleasant option during cool fall and spring nights. 

Bad Martha’s Falmouth customers were also treated to live entertainment throughout the day and evening, including Colin Bradley (foreground) and Brian Sances, 2/3 of the Sun Dog Organ Trio, who added to the ambiance with original music and genre-spanning covers for the multi-generational audience. 

Libations currently on tap represent the local Falmouth scene, including Crooked Coast Ale, 508 IPA, and Oyster Stout – a nod to Oysters Too, the eatery formerly located on the property. But if you’re of a certain age, like some of us, you most associate it with iconic Falmouth restaurant, The Big Fisherman…

Jonathan Thompson of JT’s Chronicles was also covering the event for his new venture, “Enjoy Responsibly,” a video tour celebrating the craft beer culture, which showcases the way breweries and tasting rooms are giving back to the economy and supporting local charities. Pictured he interviews Emmalyn Anderson about the man behind the machine, her fiance, brewmaster Jacobi Reid.

Like the rest of the Bad Martha Crew, (including General Manager Josh Flanders) Jacobi, left, busily donned several hats throughout the afternoon and evening, including bartender and greeter.

Bad Martha also celebrates local heroes, such as fire, EMT, US military, police, and educators. Bring your valid ID and enjoy a ten-percent discount on all non-beer sales, including good eats and cool merch. Although brand-new to Falmouth, Bad Martha’s already feels like home. We wish them every success!

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