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It All Started When…

Established in 2014 in the vibrant Eliot neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, 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.

exterior of Ex Novo Beaverton pub

Our Mission, Brewing for a Better World

From the outset, our mission has been simple yet profound: to donate a much of our net profits to organizations actively working towards building a better world. We believe in the power of community, and we've dedicated ourselves to making a difference in both local and global causes.

Growth and Expansion, From Portland to Beaverton and Beyond

In our first five years, the support we received from our community allowed us to expand our horizons. We proudly opened a second brewpub in Beaverton, Oregon, providing more spaces for beer enthusiasts to experience the Ex Novo vibe. Alongside this, we introduced the Communitas Program, a volunteer initiative connecting us directly with our neighbors and local communities to contribute to various causes and initiatives.

In 2019, we took a leap and expanded to a significantly larger brewing facility in Corrales, New Mexico, the hometown of our CEO and Founder, Joel Gregory. The move was a testament to our commitment to brewing excellence and spreading our Drink Beer, Do Good culture far and wide.

Challenges and Decisions, Adapting to the Times

Facing the challenges posed by the pandemic, rising costs of goods, and an increasingly saturated market, we made the difficult decision in December 2023 to sell our two Oregon locations. This decision, while challenging, was driven by our dedication to navigating the evolving landscape and ensuring the long-term sustainability of Ex Novo Brewing. Lazy Days Brewing Company has taken over both EN Brewpubs in Oregon, and will remain contract brewing your favorite beer and serving the iconic deep dish pizzas out of their locations.

New Horizons, ABQ Expansion in 2024

The journey continues as we are thrilled to announce our upcoming expansion to a second location in downtown Albuquerque, set to open its doors in the summer of 2024. This marks an exciting chapter in our story, and we can't wait to share our passion for craft beer and community impact with even more enthusiasts.

wooden tap handles at Ex Novo brewing
mural from Portland taproom

Spaces to Savor, Places to Connect

At Ex Novo Brewing, we've crafted inviting spaces for you to savor our brews at the source. Each location is designed to fully embrace the Drink Beer, Do Good culture that defines us. Whether you're in Corrales, or soon, Albuquerque, you'll find an atmosphere that encourages community, connection, and the joy of enjoying exceptional beer.

Our Impact, Nearly $150K Donated and Counting

Thanks to the unwavering support of our patrons, we've been able to donate almost $150,000 to local communities, charities, and global efforts. Your support fuels our commitment to making a positive impact, and we're deeply grateful for every pint poured and every cause supported.

Join us at Ex Novo Brewing as we raise a glass to great beer, community engagement, and the shared belief that, together, we can make the world a better place—one sip at a time.

Cheers to beer with purpose!

Crew

Our Story

Joel Gregory

Founder & CEO

Corrales, NM

General Spreadsheet Whisperer

Our Story

James Gregory

Sales Director

Corrales, NM

Money Maker & Shaker

Our Story

Caroline Kosciusko

Creative & Brand Director

Portland, OR

Maker of Pretty Things and Playbook Organizer

Our Story

Stevo Jeter

General Manager & Human Resources

Corrales, NM

Corrales Mascot

Our Story

Hudson Fort

Head Brewer

Corrales, NM

Creator of World-Class Deliciousness

Our Story

Dave Chichura

Director of Brewing Operations

Corrales, NM

Keeper Going of All Things Breakable

Our Story

Vanessa Miller

Taproom Manager

Corrales, NM

Team Momma Bear

Our Story

Sarah Turner

Social Media Coordinator & Photographer

Corrales, NM

Capturer of Chaos

Our Story

BJ Hughes

Packaging Manager

Corrales, NM

Pack & Snap Extraordinaire

Our Story

Josh Upton

Sandos & Sandias Chef

Corrales, NM

Man in the Box

Our Story

Stacie Ferguson

Accountant

Corrales, NM

Banker Boss

Our Story

Sarah Gregory

Private Events Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Queen Novo

Our Story

Hans Wressnigg

Sales Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Ambassador of Fine Beer

Our Story

Garrett Sanchez

Sales/Deliver Coordinator

Corrales, NM

Professional Suds Slinger

Our Story

Chad Terry

Packaging Team Member

Corrales, NM

Bird of the Century.

Our Story

Kolton Huerta

Brewer/Cellarman

Corrales, NM

Antique Beer Expert

Our Story

David Seymour

Brewer/Cellarman

Corrales, NM

Brewery Swiss Army Knife

Our Story

Michael Jaramillo 

Brewer/Cellarman

Corrales, NM

Steingraber Teufel Hunden the Son of Tun
Our Story

Sean Lewis

General Manager of ABQ

Albuquerque, NM

Pies and Pints Professor