The endeavour hop was bred by a Dr Peter Darby at Wye Hops in Kent in 2002. A delightful cross between Cascade and a hedgerow hop, it offers complex, spicy notes of lemon, citrus and blackcurrant making it ideal for well-rounded and fruity brews.
Pale Ale, English Ale, Lager
Blackcurrant, Lemon, Spicy, Citrus
The Endeavour Hop is a dual-purpose hop bred by a Dr Peter Darby at Wye Hops in Kent in 2002. A delightful cross between Cascade and a hedgerow hop, it offers complex, spicy notes and powerful aromas. More delicate than Cascade, it helps to create well-rounded and fruity brews with aromas of lemon, citrus and blackcurrant.
Endeavour hops are a more restrained hop than its American counterpart, Cascade, meaning it is resistant to wilt and mildew and a lot of diseases that affect English hops.
Unveiled alongside a beer of the same name in 2013 by Marston’s Banks’s brewery in Wolverhampton, it was named by then Brewer Simon Yates. Endeavour was chosen in honour of Colin Dexter’s famous beer-loving detective, Inspector Morse. Believe it or not, this complex naming story goes along with the complex flavours of the hop itself:
It was revealed in the final Inspector Morse novel that his first name was Endeavour. His parents were strict Quakers and his father was obsessed with Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour. Funnily enough, as it goes it was Captain Cook who first brought brewing to Australasia when he made some ‘beer’ to cure his crew of scurvy!
All in all, Endeavour is a reasonably new hop variety which gives versatility in brewing and a vast range of available flavours for your brew: from tart orange and lemon notes to spices and black pepper.
Where to buy hops: Endeavour
Brook House Hops is a hop farm in Herefordshire, England. They sell hops to brewers and beer enthusiasts all over the world. You can buy their hops online or at various beer festivals throughout the year. Endeavour Hops is a family-owned business that takes pride in providing the highest quality hops to its customers. Brook house hops Bromyard
How many hop varieties are there?
There are many hop varieties available on the market today. Some of the most popular varieties include Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe. Each variety has its own unique flavour and aroma that can be used to enhance the flavour of the beer. Hops are also known for their bittering properties, which help to balance out the sweetness of the malt.