A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life.

The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States.

“He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. “He always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.”

His “medicine” of choice?

“Whatever kind was around,” he said, though Bassinger said her father’s preference leans toward Miller brands.

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