National Beer Lover’s Day (September 7) is an opportunity for beer enthusiasts to celebrate their favorite boozy beverage. We asked our team’s resident beer expert Simone Schroeder how she plans on raising a glass to toast this national holiday.

Schroeder — ForceBrands‘ Digital Account Manager who helps candidates and clients navigate the digital job landscape — is a bonafide beer enthusiast. We sat down with the home brewer and active participant in the New York City beer community to find out how she celebrates her favorite beverage.

ForceBrands: What are your plans for National Beer Lover’s Day?
Simone Schroeder: Not sure yet! Last year I went to a brewery in Brooklyn called Kings County Brewers Collective. They were celebrating their one-year anniversary at a party in Bushwick.

FB: What’s on tap — what beers are you loving right now?
SS: Mikkeller is a European brewery but they have satellite locations. Their San Diego brewery produces Foggy Figures, which is a New England style black IPA that I love. Interhalf is another favorite of mine right now. It’s a German-style Helles lager that’s a collaboration between two Brooklyn breweries: Other Half Brewing and Interboro Spirits and Ales.

FB: What are some of the best ways to celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day?
SS: Drink local. Go and support your local breweries.

FB: What if you don’t live near any breweries?
SS: Support your favorite brands. Go to the store and buy your favorite beer.

FB: Speaking of beer holidays, are you doing anything special for Oktoberfest?
SS: I come from a German immigrant family so I’ll be out and about. I always go to some sort of local festival and drink about a liter of German beer. I even have a German outfit that’s called a dirndl.

We’ll cheers to that!

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Photo Credit: Simone Schroeder