Ex Novo brews on a 10bbl system made in Oregon by Practical Fusion. Head Brewer Jason Barbee is at the helm, brewing a mix of spot-on traditional styles and experimental and seasonal offerings. Jason previously brewed at the Deschutes pub in NW Portland, and is a native of our wonderful city. We try to curate a taplist at the pub that has something for everyone, and you'll see it change often.
Our Chef Chris Greer likes to expand a menu beyond what is expected from pub food - often using new and innovative twists on comfort food. The menu changes throughout the seasons as we utilize the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
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.