Best of Boston

2007 Best Bar, Martha's Vineyard

Offshore Ale

It might be the free peanuts that give us cause to celebrate this boathouselike old brewery. It could also be the quick, sarcastic staff who treat us like longtime regulars. Or, you know, it could be the beer. Brewed on site, the nine varieties—among them the Belgian-style Hop Goddess and the Beach Rd. Brown—are full bodied and pack a doozy of a punch.

30 Kennebec Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-693-2626,