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Building Town Brewing Co., with George Sistrunk

Building Town Brewing Co., with George Sistrunk

George Sistrunk discusses his journey to real estate law and co-founding Town Brewing Co. in Charlotte

Today’s episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is sponsored by SouthPark Community Partners, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead SouthPark's advancement by driving economic vitality, creating memorable experiences, and ensuring an extraordinary quality of life.

George Sistrunk is a partner at the law firm Hamilton Stevens Steele + Martin, and co-founder of Town Brewing Co. Sistrunk’s journey into real estate law wasn’t exactly what he anticipated, finding his niche through genuine connections and mentorship.

Yet it was his shared passion for home brewing with three other lawyer friends that sparked the creation of Town Brewing Co., evolving from a hobby in his garage to a thriving business in Charlotte’s Wesley Heights neighborhood.

With a knack for balancing the complexities of legal practice with the creative and operational demands of a brewery, Sistrunk brings a wealth of experience and insight on this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast. He also discusses:

  • Getting into real estate law.

  • His transition to brewery ownership.

  • The home brewing process.

  • Challenges in brewery ownership.

  • Adapting to brewery industry trends.

  • His reflections on his career and mentorship.

Sistrunk received The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 Award in 2020.

This podcast episode is part of a series highlighting winners of The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 awards, which honor and celebrate often unheralded people over the age of 40 who are making important contributions to Charlotte. It’s hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration.

Find out more about the 40 Over 40 awards by going to

We hope you enjoy the conversation with George Sistrunk.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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