Would you ever serve your children "Near Beer?"?
Near Beer is a non-alcoholic beer.
I had dinner with my sister and her husband several years ago. They tend to drink beer with their meals. They gave their kids, ages 10 to 15, Near Beer. I was a little taken aback but I’m not exactly sure why.
There was another time when we were moving Mom into an upscale retirement home and their youngest daughter scampered outside and returned with a beer in each hand. I wasn’t so much shocked that they’d sent her to get beer (not something I would have done, personally, but whatever) but she was walking through a retirement home with the beer in plain sight.
What are your thoughts on this?