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New Mexico native to expand Portland brewery to Corrales

Casey Torres
February 12, 2019 06:53 AM

CORRALES, N.M.—Ex Novo Brewing Company will soon produce thousands of barrels of beer right here in the Land of Enchantment.

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The company was founded by Joel Gregory in Portland, Oregon in 2014. Since then, Gregory has made a name for himself in the brewing world, but the New Mexico native wanted to bring his passion for craft beer back home.

“My family is from Corrales, and so when we got to the point where we wanted to expand the company a little bit, it became clear to my family and I that we would love to do it here,” said Gregory.

That's right, Gregory is bringing his company to Corrales and broke ground in July. He said the brewery's production building still needs utilities and electrical steam and gas to their equipment. He hopes the brewery will start production in about a month.

He said favorites like the “Mass Ascension” IPA, will be produced.

“We make a lot of different kinds of beers. Probably, we’re releasing 50 to 75 new beers a year. We’ll be canning four to five of those full time with the seasonal line that releases every few weeks,” said Gregory.

He said a tasting room next to the brewery could start serving customers around springtime, but there’s a lot more work to be done for the remodeling and a patio to be complete. He even is looking forward to building a beer garden in the future on the three-acre plot of land.

Gregory says it’s all about community. In Portland, the brewery would donate to four local charities. He wants to do the same here.

“So hopefully when we get off the ground here, we’ll be choosing some local charities to support as well,” said Gregory. “That’s a huge part of our mission and our drive to succeed here.”

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