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 a brewery that gives all its profits away. 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 brewery is to donate 100% of our profits to those 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!

Our Beers

Cult Classic

American Pale Ale (APA)

Damon Stoutamire

American Stout

Dynamic Duo IIPA

American Double / Imperial IPA

Eliot IPA

American IPA

Kill The Sun

American Double / Imperial Stout


American Barleywine

Perle Haggard

German Pilsener

Quaker Shaker

Oatmeal Stout

Unus Barrel Aged Brett Saison

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Cactus Wins The Lottery!

Seasonal Berliner Weissbier

Liquid Sweater

Seasonal Winter Warmer

Stiff Upper Lip

Seasonal English Bitter

Jacked Up Tart Farmhouse Ale

Discontinued Saison / Farmhouse Ale