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!