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Business Models for Your Brewery

Instructor

Audra Gaiziunas, MBA

CEO of Bhramari Brewing Company and Owner of Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC, an Asheville NC-based management consultancy firm focused on providing guidance to the craft brewing and cider communities. Over 180 breweries and brewpubs have been clients. Previously CFO of Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC and Controller of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE.

 A graduate from the prestigious Kenan-Flagler OneMBA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008), Audra possesses over a decade and a half of experience in senior leadership roles in craft brewing, manufacturing, services, non-profits and startups. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting and business management from Loras College (Dubuque, IA) in 1997.

Audra is a frequent speaker at craft beverage conferences, including NanoCon, the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference, and various state brewers’ guild annual meetings. She writes for the Brewers Association’s The New Brewer and is a nanobrewing columnist for Brew Your Own Magazine. She also teaches multiple courses through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast.

Guest Speakers (Optional):

Week 1: (Guest: Attorney TBD, Banker TBD)

Week 2: (Guest: New Belgium, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Flying Bike)

Week 3: (Guests: Zillicoah, Dssolvr, TBD)

Week 4: (Guests: Rocky Mount Mills, Isle Brewers Guild)

Week 5: (Guests: Odious Atelier, TBD)