The November/December issue of New Brewer magazine (house organ for the Brewers Association) is out and features the 2018 hop report. There were just under 58,000 acres of hops grown in the U.S. this year (for comparison, in 2012 there were just under 30k acres). Over 55k of those acres were in WA, OR, and ID. Michigan was the 4th largest producer, with, Nebraska and some other midwestern states also increasing in acreage. Washington's Yakima Valley has almost 70% of the U.S. hop acreage. This makes the U.S. the worlds largest hop growing country (Gemany is second with just under 50k acres). Combined, Germany and the U.S. produce almost 80% of the worlds hops. Citra was the leader for most acreage, with Cascade and Centennial following. Zeus, Simcoe, Chinook, Mosaic, Columbus, Amarillo, and Pahto round out the top 10. There are now over 60 varieties of hops commercially available, where there only about a dozen 10 years ago.