Vanguard Hop Plant

Vanguard Hop Description

Vanguard was the last of the Hallertau varieties to be released from the U.S.D.A. breeding program. It has a reputation of having a very close chemistry and aroma to Hallertau mf. Vanguard is typically used in Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.

Country of Origin: US

Alpha Acids 5.5-6%
Beta: 6-7%
Yield #’s / acre 1,350-1,475

Purpose: Aroma

Co-Humulone 14-16%

Seasonal Maturity: Early

Growth Rate: Moderate       

Sidearm Length: 24-36”

Cone Size: Small to Medium
Cone Density: Loose to Moderate    

Resistant to:  Downy Mildew
Susceptible to:

Style Guide:  Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.

Aroma:  Floral, Herbal

Substitutes:  Mt Hood, Saaz, Hallertau m.f, Liberty


If you’d like more information on other hop varieties we have available, select the variety you’re interested in below.

AlphAroma, Bramling, Canadian Redvine,  Cascade,  Cashmere,  Centennial,  Chinook,          Cluster L8 Columbia,  Comet,  Crystal,  Eroica,  Fuggle H,  Galena,  Glacier,  Hallertau m.fHorizon,  Liberty,  Magnum,  Mt Hood,  Mt Rainier,  NewPort,  Northern Brewer,  NuggetOlympic,   Oregon Cluster,  PerlePocket Talisman,  Saaz 72,  Sorachi AceSterling,               Styrian Golding,  Tahoma,  Teamaker,  Tettnanger Triple PearlTriumphUK SerebriankaUltra,  VanGuard,  Willamette,  Yakima Gold,  Zatecki Cerveni,  Zeus