Hops are a major component of beer, and to make truly local beer, you need local ingredients, including hops. But hops do not do well in the humid Southeast, and most US hops come from areas farther to the north. It turns out that the growth of hops depends on length of daylight, and that is longer in the northern US compared to the Southeast the summer growing season. However, Vegetable and Specialty Crop News discusses how growers might be able to ameliorate that with lighting or other techniques. You can read about it at http://vscnews.com/pacific-northwest-crop-produced-florida/.