NATIONWIDE -- You have more than one reason to raise a glass on Friday!

Not only is it the end of the week, it's also International Beer Day.

When you belly up to the bar this beer o'clock, take a moment to appreciate the history of one of the world's most popular beverages.

Beer has been around for thousands of years, dating back to 3400 B.C. And North Carolina has the most craft breweries in the South with more than 260 breweries and brewpubs.