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Drink Beer. Do Good.®

Established in 2014 in the vibrant Eliot neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, and expanding to New Mexico in 2019, Ex Novo Brewing has been on a mission to brew exceptional beer while using our business as a force for good in our community and beyond.

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Ex novo silo on a clear sunny day

Starting from scratch

Ex Novo, which means "from scratch" in Latin, was founded by Joel Gregory in 2014. As an engineer, home brewer, and social justice activist, he envisioned creating a brewery that not only produced exceptional beer but also channeled its success towards doing good in the world.

Originally started as Oregon's first nonprofit brewery, we have since restructured but remain committed to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits doing amazing work. Since our inception, we've donated nearly $175k to organizations like Friends of the Children, International Justice Mission, Impact NW, Mercy Corps, Somos Unidos, and many others. We are currently revamping our Do Good program, including researching new organizations to support, restructuring our giving model, and incorporating more local organizations.

In essence, Ex Novo Brewing Company's brand story is one of transformation and purpose. Starting from humble beginnings, we have evolved into a brewery that not only brews outstanding beer but also channels its success into making a positive impact. With every sip of our beers, you become part of our noble mission to serve local communities, improve New Mexico, give back to national initiatives, and better the world.

Our Crew

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Joel Gregory

Founder & CEO

Corrales, NM

General Spreadsheet Whisperer

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James Gregory

Sales Director

Corrales, NM

Money Maker & Shaker

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Caroline Kosciusko

Creative & Brand Director

Portland, OR

Maker of Pretty Things and Playbook Organizer

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John Heine

Head Brewer

Corrales, NM

Cutting down on ladder costs daily

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Stevo Jeter

General Manager & Human Resources

Corrales, NM

Corrales Mascot

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Sean Lewis

General Manager of ABQ

Albuquerque, NM

Pies and Pints Professor

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Marc Quiñones

Director of Culinary Operations & Executive Chef

Albuquerque, NM

The Running Chef

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Dave Chichura

Director of Brewing Operations

Corrales, NM

Keeper Going of All Things Breakable

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Vanessa Miller

Taproom Manager

Corrales, NM

Team Momma Bear

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Sarah Turner

Social Media Coordinator & Photographer

Corrales, NM

Capturer of Chaos

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BJ Hughes

Packaging Manager

Corrales, NM

Pack & Snap Extraordinaire

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Stacie Ferguson


Corrales, NM

Banker Boss

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Sarah Gregory

Private Events Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Queen Novo

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Hans Wressnigg

Sales Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Ambassador of Fine Beer

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Garrett Sanchez

Sales/Deliver Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Professional Suds Slinger

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Hudson Fort


Corrales, NM

Creator of World-Class Deliciousness

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Kolton Huerta


Corrales, NM

Antique Beer Expert

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David Seymour


Corrales, NM

Brewery Swiss Army Knife

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Michael Jaramillo 


Corrales, NM

Steingraber Teufel Hunden the Son of Tun

Programs & Partnerships