In the weeks leading up to her 103rd birthday, a South Carolina woman recently offered her advice on living a long life: “Have a beer.”

Mildred Bowers of Mount Pleasant, SC, celebrated the big occasion a little early at a local restaurant last Friday, where friends ordered her a pint of her favorite beverage, according to a report by area news station WCSC Live 5 News. Known as ‘Millie’ to her friends and family, the centenarian wasn’t shy about her secret to longevity.

“Have a beer,” she said in an interview. “Doctor’s orders.”

And it looks like she tends to follow her own advice. Bowers is allowed to enjoy a cold one every day at an assisted living facility. When asked if she recommends other seniors drink beer on the regular, she said, “Yes, if they like it,” according to the report. Although she also attributes her long life to good genes, it sounds like the senior facility is going to need a keg soon. She turns 103 on August 31st.

Read more about this impressive centenarian at Thrillist!

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