We are an independent, family-owned business. Our owner team has been together since the company started back in 1998. We have staff who have come along for the ride for many of those years. Asheville Brewing IS the people who work here!

Mike Rangel

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    “Ninja” “Big Mike” “Tintin” “El Presidente” “Blue” “Lady Champagne”

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    I’m the one to blame. I started this crazy company back in 1995 in an effort to avoid having a real job.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    I’m wild about the “Funky Chicken” pizza, and all of our wings are kicking.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    I’m hooked on 9 Mile’s entire menu.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Definitely The Flash or Mighty Mouse.

Leigh Oder

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Leigh

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    I’m one of the original owners, Mike and I started the business in 1995. I’m in charge of payroll, bills and financials. I can also toss pizza dough with the best of them :).

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    My favorite thing to eat at work is our spinach burger because it’s awesome & original!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Spaghetti Carbonara from Vinnie’s Italian. The best comfort food!

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    If I was a superhero, I’d be a combination of Deadpool and Dexter. A free-agent vigilante :).

Lisa Leokum

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Lisa

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    I started at Asheville Pizza Company in 1996, and I’m in Charge of the Regulation of Magical Creatures.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    The Shear Delight is my all-time favorite pizza in the whole world; the flavors are delicately balanced and subtle.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    I love the sweet tea brined fried chicken from The Junction in the River Arts District. It is the platonic ideal of fried chicken, evoking summer evenings and fireflies.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Wonder Woman, because she has the lasso of truth and bracelets of submission!

Allison Rangel

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Alli, Red

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    September 1999. Owner, social media director, beer accounts manager.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Moon Pie. Perfect combo of flavors!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Moules Frites from Bouchon. Just AMAZING!

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Catwoman. Because she’s a cat!

Cory Gates

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Cory

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    1999. I make things happen.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Without a doubt, it’s the plate. It holds my lunch.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Probably the bowl. Far more versatile than the plate. It’s the one dish that rules them all.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Hornet Man.  I was stung in the eye by a supremely radioactive hornet. After the face swelling went down I found that my wit had become superhumanly sharp and I am now insanely fast. I can also stick to walls.

Cat Prindle

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Cat

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    2005, I facilitate the magic!

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Nacho Daddy, I’m a sucker for those flour tortilla chips!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    12 Bones’ turkey and brie sandwich, the best turkey sandwich in the universe!

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Cat Woman, then I could still answer to the same name. Plus, she’s way cool.

Justin Smith

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Justin Smith

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    2008. I have worked every position in the business. I am currently the General Manager of the Merrimon Ave. location.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Sweet Pea’s Spinach Burger! It is filling and I love the combination of flavors!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Zia Taqueria’s Grilled Fish Tacos! Light and bursting with bright flavors and just the right amount of heat.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    What do you mean “if” I were a Superhero?

Jeremy Miller

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Jeremy

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    2008. Manager.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    I love the Nacho Libre burger with a side of fries.  It’s crunchy, spicy and gooey -what more could you ask?

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    The Meshach from 9 Mile. It’s delicious.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Red Son. Because he is the champion of the common worker!

Drew Peterson

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    DLX

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    11/16/11. General manager of the South store.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Spinach burger. It’s so freaking good.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Bhramari’s veggie burgers. The in-house made veggie patties are amazing.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Wolverine. Always been a fan.

Brian Oliver

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Brian, B. Olive, Toad

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    June 2014, AGM, Events Coordinator, Minister of Magic

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Perfect Day ;). Also the Moon pie is delicious.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Foggy Mountain’s Mac and Cheese. Because Wisconsin does it right!

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Doctor Strange, because of his limitless abilities and killer outfit.

Jason Jeter

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Jeter

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    July 2014. I think I’m the GM at Coxe Ave. Not really sure what my title is. I feel like I do everything.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Perfect Day IPA. Taste one and you’ll know why. Yes, its a liquid dish.

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Luella’s Sweet Love smoked chicken wings. Because ain’t no love sweeter than smoked love.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Darth Vader. Total badass, yet in the end he proved to be a loving father and ultimately put his family first. His entire life was an internal struggle but he eventually did the right thing. Plus, his outfit was dope.

Brandon “Biff” Lowery

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Brandon “Biff”

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    Area Manager, 2008.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Jaws fish sandwich. It has just the right amount of crunch. The Shiva slaw is out of this world!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    I’m a big fan of the “Hot Mama” sauced wings at Luella’s BBQ.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Batman. I have a dark past and it belongs tightly shoved into black spandex.

Nick Izzo

  • Name and in-house nickname (or childhood nickname)?

    Ryan Bradley’s Father

  • When did you start working here and what do you do?

    I’m kind of the newb around here. Started working for the company in the fall of 2015. I am the Kitchen Manager at our Merrimon Ave. location, as well as a food guru/co-owner of AVL Tacos & Taps.

  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Currently digging our fall burger special: the “Ghost Burger”! TONS of flavor accompanied by a fiery kick of heat… makes my taste buds happy!

  • What's your favorite local dish not from our kitchens and why?

    Any burrito from Mamacitas. If I could eat all meals in burrito form, I would. I have tried.

  • If you were a Superhero, which one would you be and why?

    Whos to say I’m not?