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Get ready to mark your calendars because our new Albuquerque location is tentatively set to open its doors on July 10, 2024

Yes, you heard it right! The countdown has begun, and we're thrilled to bring our top-notch beers, elevated food menu, and community spirit to this vibrant city.

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Ex Novo Brewing Company Announces Grand Opening of Downtown ABQ Location with Culinary Powerhouses at the Helm

Albuquerque, NM - Ex Novo Brewing Company, renowned for its exceptional craft beer and commitment to community, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of its new downtown Albuquerque location, tentatively scheduled to open on July 10th, 2024. Set to redefine the city's culinary and brewing landscape, this venture promises an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors alike.

At the forefront of this exciting endeavor are two industry veterans, Director of Culinary Operations & Executive Chef Marc Quiñones and General Manager Sean Lewis. Their combined expertise and passion for hospitality ensure that Ex Novo Downtown will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Chef Marc Quiñones, a culinary luminary with an illustrious career spanning the nation, joins Ex Novo with a repertoire of accolades and accomplishments. Hailing from The Bronx, New York, Quinones has garnered recognition for his innovative approach to Southwest cuisine, earning him a coveted spot as a 2024 James Beard Semi Finalist. With a culinary journey that traverses prestigious kitchens from Manhattan to Hawaii, Quiñones’ expertise is matched only by his fervent dedication to showcasing the rich flavors of New Mexico. Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Land of Enchantment, Quiñones is poised to deliver a culinary experience that celebrates the region's rich culinary heritage. "The food at Ex Novo will celebrate the incredible bounty that New Mexico has to offer," he asserts. Diners can expect a menu that marries traditional Southwestern flavors with innovative techniques, resulting in dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious.

Sean Lewis, with two decades of experience in the hospitality realm, brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as General Manager. Having managed establishments ranging from quaint family pubs to acclaimed eateries like Tillamook Creamery, Lewis is no stranger to crafting exceptional guest experiences. His most recent tenure overseeing operations at Ex Novo's Beaverton location solidified his dedication to fostering vibrant, welcoming spaces. Lewis's commitment to customer service and team building will undoubtedly elevate Ex Novo Downtown to new heights.

Joel Gregory, Owner and Founder of Ex Novo Brewing Company, expresses his excitement for the dynamic duo leading the downtown location. "I feel like we have hit the jackpot for leadership of our new downtown location with Marc and Sean in place!" Gregory's confidence in their abilities to cultivate a culture of excellence and innovation underscores his unwavering commitment to creating memorable experiences for patrons.

Speaking about the goals for the downtown opening, Gregory shares his enthusiasm for the project's potential to transform Albuquerque's culinary landscape. "With the awesome team at Modulus Design and some very creative people at Ex Novo, I believe we've created something truly special for Albuquerque," he says. From a bustling deli serving up artisanal sandwiches to an upscale mezzanine bar offering inventive cocktails, Ex Novo Downtown promises to cater to every palate and occasion.

General Manager Lewis echoes Gregory's sentiments, emphasizing Ex Novo's commitment to offering a unique experience. "Ex Novo Downtown will bring a unique experience to the ABQ beer scene," Lewis affirms. With a diverse lineup of craft beers, locally roasted coffees, and innovative cocktails, the establishment aims to push the boundaries of fermentation while honoring New Mexico's rich history.

Quiñones shares his excitement for the opportunity to showcase the best of New Mexico's culinary landscape. "This is such a significant honor and a great privilege to be able to join a first-class organization like Ex Novo," Quiñones remarks. His dedication to crafting exceptional dishes that celebrate local ingredients underscores Ex Novo's commitment to culinary excellence. "The opening of this establishment will be a cornerstone piece of the Downtown revitalization project, and I can't wait to be a part of it!"

Gregory emphasizes Ex Novo's dedication to offering an unparalleled dining experience. "It has been my goal since we decided to bring food in-house to not just have some of the best food at a brewery in the state but to stand toe to toe with the best restaurants in the state as well," he states. With Chef Marc Quiñones at the helm and a robust spirits program led by Sean Lewis, Ex Novo Downtown is poised to exceed expectations and delight discerning palates.

As the grand opening of Ex Novo's downtown location draws near, anticipation mounts for what promises to be a culinary and cultural landmark in the heart of Albuquerque. With a talented team at the helm and a commitment to excellence, Ex Novo Brewing Company invites you to experience the magic of craft beer, exceptional cuisine, and community spirit like never before starting mid-July. Cheers to new beginnings, unforgettable moments, and continuing to Do Good at Ex Novo Downtown!

Want to join the team?

We are renovating and expanding the former Firestone Tires building at 7th and Central in Downtown Albuquerque. The property will be transformed into a new 11,000 square-foot building with three different spaces: a full-service taproom and restaurant with a large patio, a high-end cocktail bar and a café/deli.

As we gear up for this grand opening, we're on the lookout for passionate individuals to join our dynamic team. We're going to be accepting resumes and cover letters for various positions soon, including Front of House, Hosts and barbacks, experienced Mixologists, and Kitchen staff. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your journey in the hospitality industry, we want to hear from you! Stay tuned for when we start our hiring process for downtown…sign up for the newsletter here!

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