Best of Boston

2016 Best Beer Program

Branch Line

You don’t create the buzziest beer list around with ye olde faithfuls. Staying on top of the freshest stouts and saisons requires the kind of grunt work Magellan Casto puts in at Branch Line, where she racks up frequent flyer miles tracking down next year’s bucket-list brews. Sours from Swedish import Omnipollo, nouveau-Euro styles from New Hampshire’s beloved Schilling Beer Co., full-bodied ales from Finback—the former Bukowski Tavern manager seeks out the most coveted producers and gifts them to the suburbs.

321 Arsenal St., Watertown, 617-420-1900,