Idle Hands Brewery in Everett is a modest operation: you'll pass through a small garage door and enter a brewery capable of just a few barrels a day, just enough for you to sample the goods inside their six-tap tasting room bar. The best? That would be a tie between their tasty Belgian pale ale Pandora and the brewery's signature sud: The Patriarch, a fruity Belgian single made from 100 percent pilsen malt. Remember, nothing beats a heat wave like a growler full of beer.
Tours Thu 5-8p, Sat noon-4p. 3 Charlton St. Bldg. 3 Unit #4, Everett (617-819-4353). Free.