JOEL & THE BOARD
The idea of Ex Novo began in a garage full of homebrew in NE Portland circa 2012. Beer has always done a great job of bringing people together and hatching great ideas, like the one to start the first nonprofit brewery in the country. We wanted to form a brewery that respects the pedigree of brewing found in the NW and one that strives to do everything right: from crafting consistently enjoyable and unique beers, to great and unexpected food in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Portland deserves nothing less. We also believe in making things right, both in our city and around the globe. Our mission as a nonprofit brewery is to donate 100% of our net profits to organizations building a better world and bringing hope to places where it is scarce. Joel Gregory is the Founder and President and manages the new business along with enjoying being a father of two little girls. Ex Novo opened its doors in July of 2014 - thanks for your support!
An Ex Novo led group of fun, enthusiastic, community-minded volunteers who work to extend Ex Novo's mission of giving back by volunteering their time to better Portland and the lives of those who live in Portland.
We gather, we volunteer, we drink beer! Drink Beer. Do Good. Be Awesome!