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near beer

n.
A malt liquor that does not contain enough alcohol to be considered an alcoholic beverage.

near′ beer′


n.
a malt beverage similar to beer but containing less than ½ percent alcohol.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.near beer - drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
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NEW YORK -- For consumers who enjoy the taste of beer but avoid it because of its alcoholic content, near beer (more commonly known as nonalcoholic beer) provides an alternative.
And though Longboat Key's lack of public access presents a challenge, he maintains "you can go to the beach there if you're determined." He parks in the small lot on Broadway, near Beer Can Island, then walks south for miles, admiring the water, which "is almost always beautiful, with a pure green color."
But they're mere "near beer" compared to the extended family he recalls from kinship of his youth in Ghana.
She has already tried out some non-alcoholic wines and a drink called "near beer".
During Prohibition, Berghoff served near beer and Bergo Soda Pop, but the slide in alcohol sales forced its expansion into a full-service restaurant.
As for its hallucinogenic properties, industrial hemp is to marijuana what near beer is to beer-it has practically zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the elemental oomph in marijuana that makes you get high.
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of Street near beer bar at Amin Road in Patiala bank colony W.
Toronto, Canada, February 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Premium Near Beer is pleased to announce that it has raised over $400 in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation during their Dry January campaign.
"Merchandising football titles and bookazines near beer or snacks, or near the checkouts during football season, can be a good opportunity," advises Addis.
Owned and developed by the Schorghuber Corporate Group, Aloft Munich is across the street from Hauptbahnhof, Munich's central train station and very near beer destinations such as Hofbrauhaus, Theresienwiese and the official grounds of Oktoberfest, as well as Marienplatz.
(32) The second is the great lengths Clement went to in order to provide cold "near beer" (33) to his platoon members after completing their final mission before redeployment.