OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BEER

OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BEER
Favourite Endeavour Beer

“Reserve Amber Ale, as it’s always a pleasure to drink through the vintages and see how they’re developing in the bottle as they gracefully age.”

Where it all began

A beer epiphany drinking New Belgium Fat Tire in late 1999, whilst working as a ski instructor in the USA, sparked an idea which simmered in Ben’s mind for a number of years.

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It wasn’t until 2006, after a career in the wine and spirits industry, that Ben decided to combine the philosophies of winemaking, with his pursuit of delicious beers. In 2010, Ben finally made his beer idea a reality and launched Endeavour Beer with Andy, Dan and 35 supportive friends and family as shareholders.

Hugely passionate about supporting a long and healthy future for the independent brewing industry he loves, Ben is also now the Chair of the Independent Brewers Association.

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Consumate Host and Founder

Ben Kooyman

Guardian of Nature’s Bounty and Senior Brewer

Scott O'Brien

Favourite Endeavour Beer

“As Senior Brewer, it’s hard to pick my favourite!  The first Endeavour beer I tried was the Reserve Amber Ale, but I would have to say that our STACKED IPA is my go to.  I love hop forward beers and have really pushed Aussie hops to their potential in this brew.”

Where it all began

Scotty went from mechanical engineering to brewing, first as a passion, now as his full time profession!  Always pushing the boundaries as a self-confessed “hop junkie”, Scotty studied under the tutelage of former head Brewer JB, and took over the Senior Brewer reigns in late 2018 to work alongside founding brewer Andy. 

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Scott’s beers and recipes have gone on to win multiple awards at The Indies and Sydney Royal Beer competitions, but that hasn’t stopped him experimenting with the relationships he has formed with our valued suppliers. Seen daily at our on-site brewery you can taste a new brew every week!

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Favourite Endeavour Beer

I love them all because they’re all beers that I like to drink, but if I had to pick one, I’d actually pick two! Firstly our Reserve Amber Ale because I’m a malt junky and love the balance of sweet malt alongside the bitterness.  Secondly I love our seasonal Red Ale, because of the malt backbone paired with surprising hop aromatics.

Where it all began

Discovering his love of flavoursome beer circa 1997, when he first tried Coopers Pale Ale, Andy is our founding brewer.

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A former winemaker, he has a natural flare for the artistry of brewing, a passion for local ingredients and the refined palate of someone who has worked in the wine industry for a number of years.

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Tastemaker and Founder

Andy Stewart

Quality Control and Founder

Dan Hastings

Favourite Endeavour Beer

“I love our Mid 3.5 Pale Ale.  It’s full of flavour and great for warmer weather.  With a young family, we’re always on the go, so our Mid 3.5 is perfect when I fancy a beer, but have lots going on.”

Where it all began

Dan’s passion for beer first began in Ireland when he’d just turned 18 and tried his first pint of Guinness.

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Since then he’s always been fascinated by different styles of beer and started home brewing not long after returning from his trip to Ireland.

With over 17 years experience in building businesses and now living in Noosa, Dan still maintains an active role in Endeavour, mostly quality control (!).

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The Believers In Beer

35 Mates

United in the idea of creating beer that’s as flavoursome as wine, 35 friends and family helped bring Ben’s dream to life.

Consumate Host and Founder

Ben Kooyman

Favourite Endeavour Beer

“Reserve Amber Ale, as it’s always a pleasure to drink through the vintages and see how they’re developing in the bottle as they gracefully age.”

Where it all began

A beer epiphany drinking New Belgium Fat Tire in late 1999, whilst working as a ski instructor in the USA, sparked an idea which simmered in Ben’s mind for a number of years. 

MORE

It wasn’t until 2006, after a career in the wine and spirits industry, that Ben decided to combine the philosophies of winemaking, with his pursuit of delicious beers. In 2010, Ben finally made his beer idea a reality and launched Endeavour Beer with Andy, Dan and 35 supportive friends and family as shareholders.

Hugely passionate about supporting a long and healthy future for the independent brewing industry he loves, Ben is also now the Chair of the Independent Brewers Association.

LESS

Guardian of Nature’s Bounty and Senior Brewer

Scott O'Brien

Favourite Endeavour Beer

“As Senior Brewer, it’s hard to pick my favourite!  The first Endeavour beer I tried was the Reserve Amber Ale, but I would have to say that our STACKED IPA is my go to.  I love hop forward beers and have really pushed Aussie hops to their potential in this brew.”

Where it all began

Scotty went from mechanical engineering to brewing, first as a passion, now as his full time profession!  Always pushing the boundaries as a self-confessed “hop junkie”, Scotty studied under the tutelage of former head Brewer JB, and took over the Senior Brewer reigns in late 2018 to work alongside founding brewer Andy.

MORE…

Scott’s beers and recipes have gone on to win multiple awards at The Indies and Sydney Royal Beer competitions, but that hasn’t stopped him experimenting with the relationships he has formed with our valued suppliers. Seen daily at our on-site brewery you can taste a new brew every week!

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Tastemaker and Founder

Andy Stewart

Favourite Endeavour Beer

I love them all because they’re all beers that I like to drink, but if I had to pick one, I’d actually pick two! Firstly our Reserve Amber Ale because I’m a malt junky and love the balance of sweet malt alongside the bitterness.  Secondly I love our seasonal Red Ale, because of the malt backbone paired with surprising hop aromatics.

Where it all began

Discovering his love of flavoursome beer circa 1997, when he first tried Coopers Pale Ale, Andy is our founding brewer.

MORE…

A former winemaker, he has a natural flare for the artistry of brewing, a passion for local ingredients and the refined palate of someone who has worked in the wine industry for a number of years.

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Quality Control and Founder

Dan Hastings

Favourite Endeavour Beer

“I love our Mid 3.5 Pale Ale.  It’s full of flavour and great for warmer weather.  With a young family, we’re always on the go, so our Mid 3.5 is perfect when I fancy a beer, but have lots going on.”

Where it all began

Dan’s passion for beer first began in Ireland when he’d just turned 18 and tried his first pint of Guinness.

MORE…

Since then he’s always been fascinated by different styles of beer and started home brewing not long after returning from his trip to Ireland.

With over 17 years experience in building businesses and now living in Noosa, Dan still maintains an active role in Endeavour, mostly quality control (!).

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The Believers In Beer

35 Mates

United in the idea of creating beer that’s as flavoursome as wine, 35 friends and family helped bring Ben’s dream to life.