Brook Bristow


Representing hundreds of clients from small start-ups to national brands, Brook counsels those in the food and beverage industry from Bristow Beverage Law in Charleston, South Carolina. He regularly advises on federal and state regulatory compliance, licensing, contracts, intellectual property, and federal label and formula approvals, among other topics. He has some street cred, having served as co-founder of Greenville Craft Beer Week, president of the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition, president of the Upstate Brewtopians homebrew club, and as the inaugural Executive Director of the South Carolina Brewers Guild. He is also Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server.

Brook holds a B.A. in Advertising from the University of South Carolina, and a J.D. from Mercer University, where he served on the Mercer Law Review. He is licensed in the state of South Carolina.

He enjoys Central Coast zinfandel, aged rum, and can brew a passable IPA.

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