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Offshore Ale Company

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BEER AVG
3.84/5
Offshore Ale CompanyOffshore Ale Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

30 Kennebec Ave
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, 02557
United States

(508) 693-2626 | map
offshoreale.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
19
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
500
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.76%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
2
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by Errto:
Photo of Errto
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Stopped by on a Saturday evening in prime time (ie mid-August) and was still able to get a seat after a short wait. Not too shabby.

The atmosphere is kind of fun. It looks like the inside of a barn, lots of exposed unvarnished wood and that kind of thing, vintage posters etc. Free peanuts which is a nice touch; you don't see that often. Well lit so you can actually see the beer in your glass and the face of the person you're talking to.

I had the IPA and barley wine; my friend had the amber. All three were simple but good beers, no complaints, would easily drink them again (in fact, I have; Offshore has or at least had a bottling agreement with Mercury/Ipswich to distribute 6-packs). No guest taps or interesting bottles to speak of.

Service was prompt.

I failed to write down the exact prices, but I think they came out to around $5 for a pint plus tax and tip, which for solid craft beers in Martha's Vineyard is really pretty good.

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Photo of eifster82
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Went there on a weekend during the first week of fall. The place had a ton of tourists, which was expected considering it was on a weekend at Martha's Vineyard. Quite packed and was a bit difficult to hear. Peanut shelves everywhere. Quality of the place was nice. A lot of it was decorated with fishing and 'sea' themed items (fishing nets, rods, boats, paddles, etc) and it definitely had that kind of a feel to it. Service was prompt and friendly, although I think the staff was a bit overwhelmed due to the crowd. Selection of beer wasn't overwhelming but I also didn't have a chance to try a large assortment. The one beer I had Islander Double, was a solid DIPA offering.

Overall, I'd recommend this place if you are visiting Martha's Vineyard and would like to try some local beer at a local brewery. Otherwise, I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way for a visit.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of PJKSR02
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

All beers brewed on the premises, which is amazing, given how busy the establishment is. A 2pm tour is offered Wed to Sat in summer (2015 - $10 gets a tasting, tour, and a glass). Food is very good, standard pub fare. Very busy all summer, every day, all day. Try the Lazy Frog IPA, or, when available, the Hop Goddess Belgian--growlers at reasonable prices.

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Photo of brettski66
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Probably my favorite brew pub in the world. Super friendly staff, live music every day. Awesome beer. Their pizza kicks ass, brick oven, crispy delicious. Their best beer IMO is Hop Goddess and it is always fresh and on tap. Grab a growler before you leave the island!

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Photo of morebeergood
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Seanjhct
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jaycase
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My favorite place to get craft beer on the island. Forget any of the package stores or any other place which serves beer, this is the real deal for craft beer on MVY. When I visit I try to get here as often as I can whether for a pint or two or to fill up a growler to take back. There is usually a great variety of beers to choose from. I definitely recommend Hop Goddess if it's on the board. Great location in OB. Peanuts for ever and great food to boot. Staff is always friendly as well. There is really no other reason to go anywhere else for your craft beer needs while on the island.

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Photo of Cfeezy
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Definitely worth checking out if you are on the island, an enjoyable trip.

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Photo of Sweeneydawg
3.49/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of BRYeleJR
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Great beers and great food. The flatbread pizzas out of the brick oven are fantastic and worth the wait; the toasted raviolis are also a personal favorite. With about eight beers on tap, there's always more than enough to try and even more to bring home in the growler. Plus -- all the peanuts you can eat while you wait.

Would highly suggest a tour too if you have time to kill -- they're by appointment, but just call and set something up (think they usually post the hours on the website for this).

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Photo of Bedfordbeer
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Patlee3324
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ceberly58
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hopdevil2
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of AirBob
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tjcamm
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of billypat
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Skibum211
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

This is a great place in downtown Oak Bluffs. It is nice to have a place to go to have a great beer and watch some live music on the weekends! The pizza here is phenomenal! The beers are pretty great too! It's a throw the peanut shells on the floor type of place, which is fun too!

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Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs, MA
3.84 out of 5 based on 500 ratings.
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