Boozeless Bonanza

Nonalcoholic beer is better and more popular than ever

Time was when beer without alcohol just wasn't real beer, and big breweries weren't interested in selling it. How long ago that now seems. The turning point came when two of America's top brewers, Miller and Anheuser-Busch, went looking for an area of growth in the shrinking beer market and found big-time potential in the nonalcoholic segment. Now it appears as if half the shelf space in the supermarket beverage section is filled with a score or more of nonalcoholic brand names, many of them a substantial taste improvement over the pioneers of yore. Miller has sold 5.5 million cases of...

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