When word came to us that there was a brewery starting in Portland that had the goal of donating all of their profits to local charities, we had to check them out. One week after they opened, we sat down with Joel Gregory, the owner and brains behind Ex Novo Brewing Company.
Ex Novo has partnered with 4 charities out of the gate, pledging $25,000 to each. The plan is to switch out charities as they hit their goal.
Joel designed the brewery space very intentionally. There are details all over the space that give it a welcoming and uniquely homey feel - “I feel like I’m inviting people over to my house when they come here.”
They brew a wide variety of beers, but they are most known for their Elliot IPA and Mexican Lager, which are available in cans at the brewery and around the region.