Yesterday, I tried my hand at darts. Although the only sweat I broke occurred during my cross-town drive to the tangled mess of traffic at Overland and Eagle roads, the hydration options where I found my dartboard were more than enough to cool me off. Brewforia Beer Market is a perfect summer afternoon field trip—it's a Powell's Sweet Shoppe for adults. Instead of a continuous loop of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the flat screen at Brewforia is tuned to sporting events. Instead of Candyland, patrons can play Scrabble or read books like Tom Robbins' B is For Beer.
My dart game deteriorated after a bottle of the "dangerously drinkable" Hog Heaven Barleywine from Avery Brewing Co., a brewery based in Boulder, Colo. So I cut my losses and set to work exploring the great beer selection. Maybe I won't win any dart games in the future, but I know where I'll do my training for Boise Beerfest—only one week of practice remains.