Beer: the new water
Thu, May 28, 2009 (midnight)
As the mercury steadily climbs towards the get-me-the-hell-out-of-this-God-forsaken-desert point, hydration is key to maintaining, well, your cool. You know this, of course, that’s why you’ve been lugging around that extra large SmartWater everywhere you go. But get this: Researchers at Spain’s University of Granada found that study participants who drank a pint of beer after strenuous exercise were better hydrated than those who drank a pint of water (something about the carbonation and the carbs), which is good news for Lee’s Discount Liquor, a number of local charities and you.
- From the Calendar
- Lee’s Beer Experience
- May 30, 1-5 p.m., $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Las Vegas Hilton, 732-5111.
- Beyond the Weekly
- Lee's Discount Liquor
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On May 30, the third annual Lee’s Beer Experience, benefiting local children’s charities, will bring more than 300 international beers to the Las Vegas Hilton for a one-day tasting festival guaranteed to get you hopped up (sorry) on all things brewed. Selections include West Coast favorites from New Belgium, Full Sail and Pyramid breweries, East Coast staples like Dogfish Head’s robust IPAs, and more “extreme” beers such as Gulden Draak, graded an impressive “A” by Beer Advocate. As you taste your 37th ale of the day, offer a toast to good hydration.
LVH - Las Vegas Hotel
As the place where Elvis Presley broke all Vegas show attendance records when it was still called the International Hotel, the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a time capsule of classic Vegas. Its name changed from the Las Vegas Hilton in early 2012.
While the feeling is traditional, the hotel has recently gone through renovations. From the front desk to the guest rooms, all surfaces were remodeled. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the 74,000 square-foot casino, where there is high limit table room with high limit slots. Just off from the casino, there is the world's largest sports book, featuring 300 seats, 42 televisions and 30 big screens.
The dining choices at the property range from the award-winning Benihana, a Japanese steakhouse, to The Buffet, where guests can enjoy the wide selection of choices. After dinner, guests can take advantage of the star-studded entertainment. The hotel also makes it convenient to casino-hop as one of the stops on the Las Vegas Monorail.
3000 Paradise Road