Ex Novo Brewing is celebrating 6 years since they first opened their doors at their N. Portland pub. Now with locations in Beaverton, Oregon and New Mexico, Ex Novo still has much to celebrate despite the pandemic’s negative impact on the celebration. Check out the anniversary beer SEX is Latin for Six, a spontaneously fermented wild ale with wine grapes that is available in bottles now and two new beers dropping in cans tomorrow.
This Wednesday, July 29th Ex Novo is releasing two new limited beers that they are especially excited about: Cozy Chaos West Coast IPA and Unstuck in Time Hazy IPA. The two beers represent two different sides of the coin in American IPA’s, one is clear and piney and the latter is hazy and tropical.
More from a press release:
Cozy Chaos is a West Coast IPA brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops, and clocking in at 6.8%. We’ve had this one on tap at our Portland and Beaverton locations for a couple weeks now, and are loving how it turned out. So much so that we decided to offer it in package. This beer has an assertive yet balanced bitterness, a light body, and notes of dank citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of pine.
Unstuck in Time is a Hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Azacca, and Idaho 7 Cryo hops. Continuing in our hazy IPA program, this 6.6% treat has notes of tangerine, ripe melons, and peachy-o’s, finishing with a creamy mouthfeel. Name and artwork for this beer were inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and its protagonist, Billy Pilgrim.
Both beers will be canned today/Tuesday and released at Ex Novo’s two Oregon pubs and to distribution on Wednesday. They will also be available for next-day delivery and shipping.
Sex (is Latin for Six)
When we named our brewery based on the Latin phrase meaning “From Nothing”, we thought it would be perfect to begin naming our Anniversary beers for the Latin equivalent of each year. For five years, it’s worked out great. Well, for this year, we stayed true to our naming system and this is what came of it. Sex (is Latin for six) is a Wild Ale 100% spontaneously fermented on whole-cluster Grüner Veltliner grapes picked from Wheatland Vineyards and oak-aged for 8 months in Chardonnay barrels. Inviting floral and funk nose welcomes a citrus, spice, and white grape body complimented by a spelt-forward malt backbone. Clocking in at 6.2%, this beauty finishes fruity, yet dry.
Bottles of Sex are available now, and all three beers will also be available for next-day local delivery through our website, and for shipping to select states via exnovobrew.bevv.com. Ex Novo pubs are still offering Phase 1 dine-in services and curbside pickup. If you’d like to join us in-house, we recommend checking with Resy.com to ensure you get a table at your desired time. Thank you for your continued support.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.