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!

Jack Turner

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

    Jack Turner

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

    I started working here as a server in 2009, met my wife (who was a bartender), then left for about 8 years. Now, I’m back as a manager!

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

    Shear Delight pizza or basically anything with pesto.

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

    The Shark and Chips (fish and chips, but with shark) at Westville Pub.

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

    I would want the powers of Professor X. I would travel to all the world capitals, and end all war and poverty. Then, I’ll get a job pushing a mop in Congress, and mind control our way into a Socialist Utopia.

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.

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?

    Whose to say I’m not?

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.

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!

Jaime Smith

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

    Jamie Smith aka Dad Shoes, Designated Grownup.

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

    August 2018

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

    I love the Philly cheesesteak, our sweet peppers are the bomb. Pizza-wise it’s the Magic Dragon. Such a great combo of flavors on one pizza.

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

    Taqueria Muñoz. These are the best street style tacos I’ve found. I love little hole in the wall places like this. Best I’ve had since Texas.

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

    Iron Man. It’s ok to be rich and use your wealth for good, but you don’t have to be so dark and brooding about it ( lookin’ at you Batman). Be a smart ass instead. Way funnier.

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.

Michelle Walton

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

    Michelle Walton aka Kpop (en like it’s hot)

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

    January 2017, General Manager of K-Poppiness
  • What's your favorite dish at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and why?

    Them wings though! I also really enjoy the Philly with sweet potato fries. There’s nothing better than thinly sliced meat and a whole lotta melted cheese.

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

    Locally I crave the Red Neck Pot Pie at Homegrown… why you ask? Cause I’m from Tennessee and well a redneck at heart.

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

    If I were a super hero I’d be Catwoman because she wears a black leather suit, I already meow all the time and love cats, so I’m half way there.