Near Beer

A fermented malt beverage that could not contain more than one half or one percent alcohol by volume produced and sold during Prohibition in the United States (1919-1933). It was the only type of "beer" that could be produced and sold legally.

Anheuser-Busch produced a near beer called Bevo, while Miller Brewing Company produced Vivo, which was barley-based, and Milo, which was wheat-based.