Fortune Favours
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 Filtering is used to clarify beer by removing yeast and protein. It makes beer look lovely and bright but its downside is taking out some of the desired flavours. For The Naturalist we use a combination of beer finings and an extended cold conditioning time to clarify the beer while preserving all that flavourful character.  The Naturalist perfectly balances and lends itself to multiple pints. Expect citrus flavours from generous hopping which gives orange marmalade, sherbet and a little white pepper spiciness to boot!

Filtering is used to clarify beer by removing yeast and protein. It makes beer look lovely and bright but its downside is taking out some of the desired flavours. For The Naturalist we use a combination of beer finings and an extended cold conditioning time to clarify the beer while preserving all that flavourful character.

The Naturalist perfectly balances and lends itself to multiple pints. Expect citrus flavours from generous hopping which gives orange marmalade, sherbet and a little white pepper spiciness to boot!

 Our tribute to the pioneering craft brewers in the Pacific North West, The Oregonian is an All-American Amber.  Pine and citrus aromas and flavours meld with the malt base to deliver a tasty, balanced and highly drinkable beer.

Our tribute to the pioneering craft brewers in the Pacific North West, The Oregonian is an All-American Amber.

Pine and citrus aromas and flavours meld with the malt base to deliver a tasty, balanced and highly drinkable beer.

 For those seeking a refreshing pilsner, something more than mainstream but without getting too carried away.  Perfect for a hot day on the deck. The Green Bullet hop has long been associated with one of the big boys iconic beers, this has meant it has been, mostly overlooked by craft brewers.  Fortune Favours is hijacking the Green Bullet and giving you a fresh look at this hop and the greatness it holds

For those seeking a refreshing pilsner, something more than mainstream but without getting too carried away.

Perfect for a hot day on the deck. The Green Bullet hop has long been associated with one of the big boys iconic beers, this has meant it has been, mostly overlooked by craft brewers.

Fortune Favours is hijacking the Green Bullet and giving you a fresh look at this hop and the greatness it holds

 
  Designed to be light and aromatic with a minimal malt base packed with NZ hops.    Wai’iti (low alpha hop - more hop and less bitterness). NZ grown Chinook hops (Punchy flavoursome hop)

Designed to be light and aromatic with a minimal malt base packed with NZ hops.

Wai’iti (low alpha hop - more hop and less bitterness). NZ grown Chinook hops (Punchy flavoursome hop)

 
 The Purist is an unfiltered German lager style called a Zwickelbier.  Named after the German beer purity law the Reinheitsgebot.   A simple lager is the sort of beer that brewers worry about the most. Such subtle and delicate flavours leave no room for even small mistakes or issues with the brewing process. Any problems become immediately obvious without masses of hop or malt character to cover them up.

The Purist is an unfiltered German lager style called a Zwickelbier.

Named after the German beer purity law the Reinheitsgebot.


A simple lager is the sort of beer that brewers worry about the most. Such subtle and delicate flavours leave no room for even small mistakes or issues with the brewing process. Any problems become immediately obvious without masses of hop or malt character to cover them up.

 
 In the land where malt and hops meet lives the Katipo.  This beautiful and unique Red IPA has all the hop flavour you crave from the considerable quantity of Simcoe, Summit and Centennial.  The lovely red colour comes from speciality malts which also provide great caramel notes and enough sweetness to balance the assertive bitterness.

In the land where malt and hops meet lives the Katipo.

This beautiful and unique Red IPA has all the hop flavour you crave from the considerable quantity of Simcoe, Summit and Centennial.

The lovely red colour comes from speciality malts which also provide great caramel notes and enough sweetness to balance the assertive bitterness.

 
 Let me get you up to speed. Our XPA "The Speedster" is a 4.5%, bright golden ale with a smooth, mellow and assertively fruity flavour. Malt nuttiness, melon, tropical and stone fruit compete in a race over the tongue but the drinker is the winner at the finish.  We've gone for a hoppy but balanced beer with a moderate ABV. Galaxy and Wai-iti combined with English malt are what spins this beers wheels. Keep an eye on that glass as this easy drinker will disappear over the horizon fast!

Let me get you up to speed. Our XPA "The Speedster" is a 4.5%, bright golden ale with a smooth, mellow and assertively fruity flavour. Malt nuttiness, melon, tropical and stone fruit compete in a race over the tongue but the drinker is the winner at the finish.

We've gone for a hoppy but balanced beer with a moderate ABV. Galaxy and Wai-iti combined with English malt are what spins this beers wheels. Keep an eye on that glass as this easy drinker will disappear over the horizon fast!

 
 To mark the 1st birthday of the Fortune Favours brew pub we brewed a big Barley Wine we released 100 litres in 2018 and each year we will release another 100  until its gone.  It's going to be fun to see how this beer evolves over the years. This is an annual project, consequent years will see more  big beers emerge and released on our anniversary.

To mark the 1st birthday of the Fortune Favours brew pub we brewed a big Barley Wine we released 100 litres in 2018 and each year we will release another 100
until its gone.

It's going to be fun to see how this beer evolves over the years. This is an annual project, consequent years will see more
big beers emerge and released on our anniversary.


 We carefully manage the cold storage and distribution of The Risktaker in order to ensure you get this beer fresh and the way we want you to taste it, fantastic!  Each batch is given a shelf life of just 3 months so you can feel assured you are drinking it at its best.  A solid malt base evens up The Risktaker's robust bitterness. Large doses of Nelson Sauvin and Moutere hops give it an unmistakable aroma and flavour.

We carefully manage the cold storage and distribution of The Risktaker in order to ensure you get this beer fresh and the way we want you to taste it, fantastic!

Each batch is given a shelf life of just 3 months so you can feel assured you are drinking it at its best.

A solid malt base evens up The Risktaker's robust bitterness. Large doses of Nelson Sauvin and Moutere hops give it an unmistakable aroma and flavour.

 
 There's nothing quite like a roasty, dark, hoppy beer in the undead of winter.  Meet the Necromancer Aotearoa Stout.  A modern dark beer with big kiwi hop presence

There's nothing quite like a roasty, dark, hoppy beer in the undead of winter.

Meet the Necromancer Aotearoa Stout.

A modern dark beer with big kiwi hop presence

 
 We’ve taken New Zealand Pacific Rose, Fuji and Royal Gala apples, crushed and fermented them for a balanced cider with crisp flavour and a medium finish.

We’ve taken New Zealand Pacific Rose, Fuji and Royal Gala apples, crushed and fermented them for a balanced cider with crisp flavour and a medium finish.

 
 an artist whose specialty is small, discrete works. Small ABV beers are always hard to make and require a high level of artistry.  This small IPA come in at 2.5% and delivers a hop intensity derived from a generous dose of Wai'iti, Amarillo and Motueka hops.

an artist whose specialty is small, discrete works. Small ABV beers are always hard to make and require a high level of artistry.

This small IPA come in at 2.5% and delivers a hop intensity derived from a generous dose of Wai'iti, Amarillo and Motueka hops.

 

ONE OFF BEERS

 These fruited Goses are often featured  as part of our experimental series.  We infuse fruit into a delicious Gose base which works a treat, some really fun fruit flavours and a gentle tartness makes for some tasty stuff.

These fruited Goses are often featured
as part of our experimental series.

We infuse fruit into a delicious Gose base which works a treat, some really fun fruit flavours and a gentle tartness makes for some tasty stuff.

 
 It's all about the hops. We make this beer when our brewers are interested in trying out some new hops.  Usually this is a single hop beer of a new variety or a new process used in their production. The idea is to really get an idea of how that hop tastes, we use an awful lot of them in this beer so there'll be no problem picking them out!

It's all about the hops. We make this beer when our brewers are interested in trying out some new hops.

Usually this is a single hop beer of a new variety or a new process used in their production. The idea is to really get an idea of how that hop tastes, we use an awful lot of them in this beer so there'll be no problem picking them out!

 At the gateway to Leeds St lies Fortune Favours brewery and bar. Within its walls dwells the Gatekeeper; a dark, malty beer enhanced with additions of locally sourced coffee and chocolate.  Coffee and cocoa nibs provide an extra boost to the classic porter flavours, nothing over the top but definitely noticeable. A healthy dose of Taiheke hops adds further complexity and provides balance.

At the gateway to Leeds St lies Fortune Favours brewery and bar. Within its walls dwells the Gatekeeper; a dark, malty beer enhanced with additions of locally sourced coffee and chocolate.

Coffee and cocoa nibs provide an extra boost to the classic porter flavours, nothing over the top but definitely noticeable. A healthy dose of Taiheke hops adds further complexity and provides balance.

 
 Originally brewed as a collaboration with Ray from Roxy for Wellington on a Plate, this Piña Colada beer uses Galaxy hops and 8kg of toasted coconut.  With a big hit of pineapple on the nose a strong backbone of coconut shines through with each sip.

Originally brewed as a collaboration with Ray from Roxy for Wellington on a Plate, this Piña Colada beer uses Galaxy hops and 8kg of toasted coconut.

With a big hit of pineapple on the nose a strong backbone of coconut shines through with each sip.

 
 It takes months of summer sunshine to grow an apple. As you’re heading home from another day of sea and sun, those apples are ripening on the tree, capturing the flavours of another Kiwi summer.  We’ve taken New Zealand Pacific Rose, Fuji and Royal Gala apples, crushed and fermented them, and then added the juicy sweetness and acidity of blueberries for  a balanced cider with crisp flavour and a medium finish.

It takes months of summer sunshine to grow an apple. As you’re heading home from another day of sea and sun, those apples are ripening on the tree, capturing the flavours of another Kiwi summer.

We’ve taken New Zealand Pacific Rose, Fuji and Royal Gala apples, crushed and fermented them, and then added the juicy sweetness and acidity of blueberries for
a balanced cider with crisp flavour and a medium finish.

 
 
 Released each Thursday at the Brewhouse these are mostly tiny batches of something unusual!  Here is where our brewer's imaginations get to run a bit wild and come up with some crazy and hopefully delicious beer.  These are mostly very limited so don't be surprised if its gone by the end of the night.

Released each Thursday at the Brewhouse these are mostly tiny batches of something unusual!

Here is where our brewer's imaginations get to run a bit wild and come up with some crazy and hopefully delicious beer.

These are mostly very limited so don't be surprised if its gone by the end of the night.