For the last 10 years, I’ve been focused on the marketing side of food, and part of my interest is in studying the food and beverage market: what’s trending, what’s new and what are the areas of growth. And I can tell you that microbreweries have been on the rise since day one of my career. I remember the number starting in the hundreds and very quickly reaching thousands, and we just keep adding more. Now, there’s a new and exciting brewery with new flavors, textures, and creative delicious beers. It’s called Banter Brewing and it’s located on your way to Nixa on 330 W. Farm rd. 182, Springfield. Owned by a group of friends who had a dream of one day opening a small-town brewery in the southern side of town, this is a place for the community to come and hang out, chat with strangers, make new friends and enjoy a nice cold one. With a varied menu, there’s a beer for everyone: hefeweizen, lagers, IPAs and so much more to come.