Taste Test Black Fly Coolers in Hamilton & Burlington LCBOs

Hey gang!

Just wanted to give you a heads up that Blackfly Coolers, Ontarios first Micro-Distillery will be hosting tasting sessions at different LCBO’s in and around Hamilton and Burlington.  I have included the LCBO’s they will be visiting.  Also, don’t forget to visit them at the 6th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste in booth #123.

A little Bit about Black Fly: Made and bottled in London, Ontario, Black Fly Beverage Company is Ontario’s first Micro-Distillery founded by husband and wife Rob Kelly and Cathy Siskind-Kelly in May 2005. Having spent the summers of his youth in Muskoka, Rob drew the name Black Fly from the reputation of the small but determined Canadian insect that like this micro-business can come in under the radar but deliver a mighty bite. The pure wild blueberry juice used in two of the vodka cooler flavours Cranberry/Wild Blueberry and Black Currant/Wild Blueberry also goes to the Black Fly name, as the black fly pollinates wild blueberries. It is truly a proud “Canadian Made” cocktail!

Black Fly Beverage Company

Black Fly Beverage Company

I have personally tried the Cranberry Blueberry and Black Current and Blueberry Vodka Coolers and find both cocktails vibrant in taste and very refreshing (especially with spring and summer just around the corner). They have a new flavour out called Strawberry Rhubarb, which is a great combination in the world of food, so Im excited to try those flavours in a cooler form.  The new flavour will be available to taste at Food & Drink Fest and at select LCBOs.

Another brand new Black Fly drink is their new Premium Pour Cocktail called Black Fly Tequila Sunrise.  This bright and tasty concoction is created from a perfect blend of pure orange, pomegranate juices and genuine Mexican blue agave tequila, which they will also be sampling at select LCBOs.

Since Black Fly products are made using real fruit juices, I don’t find them overly sweet and I have not had to endure the chemical after-taste of artificial sweeteners.  They are a great, colourful drink for your next dinner party and a light alternative to the typical beer and wine choices.

Listed below are some of the LCBO’s and dates and times where you can receive a free sampling of one of Black Flys cocktails and coolersion

LCBO Tasting Locations

Ancaster/Meadowlands LCBO: April 3, 2011-12noon-4pm

Hamilton/Barton St E LCBO: April 7, 2011- 4pm-8pm

Stoney Creek/Rymal Rd E LCBO: April 7, 2011-4pm-8pm

Burlington/Fairview LCBO: April 7, 2011-4pm-8pm

Hamilton/Fennell Ave E LCBO: April 9-11:30am-3:30pm

Waterdown LCBO: April 9 4pm-8pm



6th Annual Food & Drink Fest 2011

April 8th, 9th & 10th, 2011

Copps Coliseum



Food Drive at Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!

Calling All Socially Conscience Foodies! We need your help with

Stocking the Shelves for Hamilton Food Share

at 6th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!

April 8th, 9thm & 10th, 2011~Copps Coliseum


There are many trends swirling around the world of food right now such as buying local and sticking within a 100 mile diet.  Others include eating raw or organic food or supporting independent restaurants.  All are worthy causes and  should become more a just a trend; but rather a part of our community’s lifestyle.

The team at Food & Drink Fest 2011 also wants to support the local community and promote another important “Foodie Cause” by helping to collect food items so that the less fortunate people of our community also have access to nutritious meals on a regular basis.  6th Annual Food & Drink Fest is encouraging fellow foodies to bring in a few canned goods or nonperishable food items  to the 6th Annual Food & Drink  Fest (April 8, 9, & 10, 2011 at Copps Coliseum), to donate to Hamilton Food Share.

Please drop off your canned goods at the ticket office when you buy your tickets for the Food & Drink Fest 2011.  We hope to raise over 2,000 canned goods for Hamilton Food Share. Even if you can’t stay for the show, we welcome all donations.  PLUS, we challenge you to be creative in your donations and bring some healthy and delicious non-perishable food choices with you.  Leave that old can of cream of mushroom soup at home lol!

For more information, please visit http://www.foodanddrinkfest.com/HamiltonFoodShare