Griesedieck’s “Near Beer” (November 1, 1919)

Prohibition-era advertisement for Griesedieck’s “near beer” Hek. The label, which featured three pyramids, pointed to the beverage’s roots in ancient Egyptian culture. Hek was produced from cereals and fermented, a process that resulted in a non-alcoholic drink somewhat similar to beer. From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 1, 1919.