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Microbrews are showing big muscle in the beer aisle. According to retailers, microbrews -- all-malt specialty beverages often manufactured in small batches by small local breweries -- are exhibiting phenomenal growth, with no end in sight. Even better, their hefty price rings and high margins are breathing new life into the beer category.As an added bonus, they are attracting upscale consumers to

Microbrews are showing big muscle in the beer aisle. According to retailers, microbrews -- all-malt specialty beverages often manufactured in small batches by small local breweries -- are exhibiting phenomenal growth, with no end in sight. Even better, their hefty price rings and high margins are breathing new life into the beer category.

As an added bonus, they are attracting upscale consumers to the aisle without siphoning off many sales from the traditional, domestic, high-volume b

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