How we started
Sometimes you just have to take the leap.
Shannon Thorpe took the leap in 2016. Tired of working for other brewers, Shannon decided it was time to test his nous and open his own brewery. He teamed up with Wellington hospitality veterans Andrew Williams and Jamie Williams, convinced award-winning brewer Dale Cooper to quit his day job, and together they formed Fortune Favours.
Fortune Favours saved an old industrial building and restored it as a new brewpub, brewing on site and serving fresh beer and food. The old furniture restoration business was becoming surrounded by bold new bars and food venues in the revived Leeds Street precinct, and Fortune Favours was happy to add its brewery to this mix.
We love beer and we want to share that love with you. Fortune Favours beers are fresh, fun and innovative. Take the leap and try something different.
Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Lucky.
What sets us apart
Focus on fresh tap beer and an ever changing tap line up
Most famous style
Our award winning American Amber Ale The Oregonian