Veteran-Owned SlickFin Brewing Company is Open!
We celebrated the opening of SlickFin Brewing Co. on March 15, 2019, with a Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. See the gallery below for photos!
Their taproom features freshly-brewed artisan crafted ales and lagers by the barrel. They also have crowlers available to go! Crowlers are aluminum cans that equal about 2 pints. They are poured and sealed upon order so you can take your fresh brew home.
The following is a statement from SlickFin:
“SlickFin Brewing Company LLC is a Marine Corps Veteran owned and operated one barrel microbrewery. We are located at 147-149 Broadway Fort Edward, NY. We brew small by the barrel so all of our Artisanal Crafts are made with the highest quality ingredients and care. We will have eight crafts on tap at our grand opening and will increase to ten in a few weeks. You can enjoy our taproom or get a 32oz Crowler can to go (Crowler restrictions apply). We will have prepackaged items and bottled non-alcoholic beverages for your convenience, but not a kitchen, so feel free to bring your own food or get it delivered. Our hours of operation are Thursday and Friday 4pm-10pm and Saturdays 2pm-10pm. We will be open year round, but due to our small batch brewing we’ll only be open three days a week; so make sure to save those days for us!! Our passion is to create Craft beverages that bring together family, friends, and community. Cheers!!”
113th District NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner joined them for the celebration and presented them with the certificate pictured below.
This marked the first Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail-themed ribbon cutting with the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVB since the transfer of the initiative from Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce to LGRCC in May of 2018.
The Chamber is thrilled to have an additional member of the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail open! The trail is now up to 25 members. We continue to see how this industry enhances our area’s offerings to locals and tourists. The craft beverage industry is a year-round attraction and we’re proud of the incredible quality of beverages made in this area. We also love the story of the March family and how Kris and Heather met. (See below.)
“Kris and Heather March are both Marine Corps veterans. They met on the rifle range while stationed in Quantico VA in 2003 and were married a year later. They have been all over the country and the world and know that the beer they are making is the best in the region. Kris began his love for brewing while on deployment in the Middle East. It wasn’t beer and it wasn’t good but it started an undeniable passion for learning and honing the craft of brewing. Kris retired from the Marine Corps as a Bomb technician (EOD) and began crafting the finest quality beer for family and friends. Stop by for a delicious pint and chat with Kris and Heather.”
Wondering how they came up with the name? Kristopher and Heather were brainstorming on a long drive to Florida when they settled on the name “SlickFin,” — a term for the fin on a bomb, which you can see in their logo. The name draws on Kristopher’s past as an explosive ordnance disposal technician — EOD for short.
More about the Chamber: The mission of Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB, Inc. is to drive tourism to the Lake George region year-round while fostering a vibrant business community. The chamber seeks to promote growth and development of its member businesses by offering networking events, educational programs, ribbon cuttings and other opportunities. Founded in 1952, the LGRCC is a member-driven, not-for-profit 501 C (6) corporation. The chamber, celebrating its 66th year, comprises more than 425 members in various sectors of the business community. With a regional mindset, membership spans six counties in New York. The chamber staffs the Visitor Center on the corner of Beach Road and Canada Street in the village of Lake George and the Adirondacks Welcome Center on the Northway between Exits 17 and 18. In any given year the Chamber assists more than 100,000 visitors providing information about the area. The Chamber also publishes an annual Travel Guide with a 70,000 circulation. The Chamber also manages the Adirondack Craft Beverages initiative.