My wife, (unbelievably so as she detests beer) pointed out to me that there are ALOT of hop growers in Virginia. It would seem I'm living in the buckle of the HOP-belt. So as my post eludes, how far would you drive to procure locally grown hops? There's a hop farm near Lexington that I can get to in under 2 hours, and as an added bonus, check out the Devil's Backbone tasting room as well. I've never used fresh hops before, so I think it would be cool to post my first use of a local growers hops and brew for a competition. Kind of a "follow it from beginning to end".
Anyway... how far would YOU drive?