O'Doul's and Sharps could be considered a "near beer".
Person 2: Here is an O'Doul's.
Person 1: Don't give me that near beer crap. Got a real beer?
I drank like ten near beers this afternoon, but I'm still gonna go out tonight.
Dude if your wife gives you crap about bringing alcohol into the house just make it clear your drinkin' near beers. Nobody cares about a couple peebers.
OK, Shall I grab a Transit van and 2 Serbo-Croat translators?
The Kinks classic 'Lola' is set in a near-beer.
I Met her in a club down in old Soho
Where they drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola...