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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!


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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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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
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Sean Lewis

General Manager of ABQ

Albuquerque, NM

Pies and Pints Professor