There’s a new beer in town. Bad Martha Beer, created by seasonal resident Jonathan Blum, will debut in select bars, restaurants and liquor stores this week. The company has launched with two ales, the seasonal Vineyard Summer Ale, made with Saaz hops, Pilsner malt and Bartlett pear aromatics, and the flagship Martha’s Vineyard Ale, made with English malt and English and American hops. Both are brewed with Martha’s Vineyard grape leaves, and will be available in six-packs and kegs. Additional seasonal beers are expected to be introduced throughout the year.

Bad Martha says it aims to do good in the community; a portion of profits will be donated to the Island Food Pantry. For more information, visit