If you’re looking for excuse to grab a cold one from the fridge or head to your favorite bar, you’re in luck.
Today is International Beer Day.
According to the website InternationalBeerDay.com, “It's a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders, and rejoice in the greatness of beer!”
In case you're wondering, the official day started in 2007 by San Francisco-based entrepreneur Jesse Avshalomov, a craft beer enthusiast.
“A group of friends and I decided that there needed to be a day in celebration of all things beer, a day in thanks to the people who produce and provide our favorite beverage,” he writes on the website.
Clearly, other beer lovers supported his cause, and it’s since taken off worldwide.
In honor of the 10th International Beer Day, we thought we’d ask you, First Draft readers, what’s your favorite beer? Tell us in the comments.
Here are some favorites of The Detroit News staff:
Reporter Stephanie Steinberg: Bell’s Brewery Oberon
Reporter Melody Baetens: Lindemans Framboise
Reporter Michael Hodges: Redhook Ale
Movie critic Adam Graham: Budweiser
Food editor Steve Pardo: Bell’s Brewery Two-Hearted Ale
Designer Diana McNary: Motor City Brewing Works Ghettoblaster
Digital news editor Dawn Needham: Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela
Digital innovation director Tom Gromak: Founders Black Rye
Editorial assistant Kyla Smith: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Social media editor Laurén Abdel-Razzaq: Short's Soft Parade
Graphics Editor Tim Summers: Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale
Business reporter Ian Thibodeau: Greenbush Brewing Co. Traktor Cream Ale
Breaking news reporter James Dickson: Bell's Oberon
Deputy editorial page editor Ingrid Jacques: Founders All Day IPA
Higher education reporter Kim Kozlowski: Negra Modelo