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Beer: the new water

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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.

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Lee’s Beer Experience
May 30, 1-5 p.m., $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Las Vegas Hilton, 732-5111.
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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.

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