Our Colony
Gary Sernack
​​Gary brings more than fifteen years of kitchen and ten years of home-brewing experience to the Bhramari team. He honed his culinary skills by attending Johnson and Wales Denver and spent the next ten years working in fine dining establishments from San Francisco to New York City, and finally to Asheville. He started home-brewing in San Francisco and has been building a cache of core recipes since. Gary is excited to bring local and novel ingredients together to produce whimsical but approachable beers.
Gary Sernack
Head Brewer, Owner
Josh Dillard
Josh started his culinary journey in Chicago at Le’ Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. After graduating, he moved to Asheville, NC and worked for the Biltmore Forest Country Club then moved on to Zambra Restaurant where he spent seven years helping transform it into an American contemporary small plate restaurant. Beyond food and restaurants Josh believes in community, locality, and our environment. He puts these into practice by reducing waste in his kitchens, supporting community causes, and cultivating relationships with local farmers.
Josh Dillard
Executive Chef, Owner
Audra​ G​aiziunas
Eight years ago, Audra took the position of Controller at Dogfish Head Brewing, thus starting a career that has captured her heart and made her a very sought after consultant in the brewery business. She has been a consultant for over 75 breweries to date, lending her expertise on everything from startups to brewery accounting and finance, to growth plans and inventory management. Audra's wealth of knowledge on all aspects of this business provides sound direction for Bhramari on numerous fronts.
Josh Dillard
Allison​ Simpkins
Director of Operations
Allison is the glue that keeps the whole hive together. With her calm guiding hand and smart as a whip demeanor, Bhramari has been able to blossom into a wonderful place to work and play. Not only does she keep the whole train on track (including her husband Gary, the head brewer), Bhramari also gets to benefit from her creative outlet of making kombucha, which is some of the best in Asheville! Bhramari is a complex and beautiful creature that needs a guiding hand. Allison is that hand that touches every department and acts as the bridge that connects them all to work seamlessly. 
Josh Dillard
Asha Hertel
Restaurant Manager

Asha not only runs the ship in the taproom, but she also makes some of the most beautiful cakes known to mankind. An Asheville native, she trained at Johnson & Wales University in Baking and the Pastry Arts and has worked at several prestigious restaurants in the area while running her own cake business, Kali Cakes. Her energy and pride in her work shows everyday in making Bhramari Brewing a fun place to visit and be a part of!