I don't know the answer, but that story reminds me of something
involving a now-dead distant relative of mine.
There used to be an Australian non-alcoholic beer called "Six O'Clock
Lager". The name comes, I believe, from the fact that in those days the
pubs all had to close at 6 pm. Why anyone would want to drink
non-alcoholic beer is a mystery to me, but the stuff did find a market
for a while.
My cousin a couple of times removed had a wife who didn't approve of
alcoholic drinks. This man did like his tipple, so he used to buy
bottles of Six O'Clock Lager, pour out the contents, and refill the
bottles with real beer. According to my mother he got away with it for
years, and his wife never did find out.
Peter Moylan, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. http://www.pmoylan.org
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