Drink Beer. Do Good.

What exactly is a non-profit brewery?


Beer with a purpose.

Brewing great beer blends art and science. We exist to blend fine craft beer with positive social change. Ex Novo translates as "from scratch” and we’ve been hard at work building a 10-barrel non-profit brewery from the ground up. Yes, we said non-profit. Don't get us wrong, we aren't opposed to making money. On the contrary, we want to make as much as we can, so we can give it away. We are committed to donating 100% of our net profits to organizations that are working to effect positive social change both in Portland and around the world.

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MON: 3PM - 10PM
TUES: 3PM - 10PM
WED: 3PM - 10PM
FRI: 3PM - 11PM
SAT: 12PM - 11PM
SUN: 12PM - 10PM

We are also serious about making great beer.
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Drink good beer.

Beer is why we got into this business in the first place, obviously. We’ll be brewing a wide variety of beer styles and flavors, focusing on quality ingredients and the mad science that it takes to make not good, but great beer. Look for seasonal releases in addition to our core lineup, as well as barrel aged and sour beers. We recently started bottling special release beers, with cans coming later this year. Look for us on draft around Portland at tap houses and restaurants near you. Beer menu below...

We’ve got more than just beer.
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The Causes

We are passionate about social justice and helping others, both locally and globally. We seek to partner with organizations doing good work and doing it well. We see these great organizations spending so much time seeking funds and we want to be a consistent fundraising tool for them.

We make money from food and beer…and then give it away. It’s that simple. After covering our costs and building a small reserve fund, we distribute all of our net profits evenly amongst our partner organizations. Once we’ve reached our commitment to our partners we’ll reassess and potentially add new ones. So, when you drink from our taps or eat from our kitchen, you’re helping us help others. Thanks for that. Seriously.

Below are some of the organizations we’re currently partnering with. If you’d like to partner with Ex Novo Brewing Company, please drop us a line.