Near-beer update

My Craigslist ad for free beer led to a surprisingly number of inquiries. Twenty-seven, to be exact. They ranged from one guy who seemed angry that I was criticizing dirt to a few people who told unexpectedly touching stories about friends who, for one medical reason or another, could not enjoy the sweet, sweet taste of real beer and would gladly settle for the non-alcoholic version.

So yesterday I met up with a really nice guy named Shon, and handed off the 12 remaining bottles of beer after he told me about his friend with pancreatitis. What had started out as a minor joke had turned into something a bit more profound: taking something worth very little to me and giving it to someone for whom it meant much more.

Look on Craiglist next week for my collection of Jewel plastic bags.

1 comment for “Near-beer update

  1. September 29, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    The law and Near-beer.Tax law that is.I found that over half of the stores that sell Near-Beer, chargealcohol tax. According to the law in Nevada. Alcohol tax is charge on any beverage that has a 1/2 of 1 percent of alcohol. If you read the label on Near-Beer it containsLESS THAN 1/2 OF 1 PERCENT. That makes it non-alcohol ( the same as pop).(NRS369) Also if they charge you tax they have to make a refund of that tax, as soon as they find out it was a non taxable item. Check your state law it should be the same. Thanks I been fighting this for 3 years with the stores.In Michigan its been going on for 10 years.

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