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Blue Toad Hard Cider, February 2019 Events

February is a busy month for Blue Toad Hard Cider. As we begin to say goodbye to winter, we are celebrating new flavors and the return of some seasonal favorites. We hope to see you around at any of these events, or at our tasting rooms!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Friday, February 8 – Friday Night Weekend Welcome “Sushi and Cider”

Join us at Wintergreen Resort at the Mountain Inn Lobby for a complementary tasting of different Sushi and Blue Toad Hard Cider. Cider tasting is $5 for those who are 21 and older.

Members of the Wintergreen staff will be on hand to answer questions, talk about the history of Wintergreen and exciting plans for the future.  

Daily – Happy Hour Specials at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Stop by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fifth Street Station for a daily Happy Hour special. You can purchase Blue Toad by the can for just $4! Every day between 4 and 7pm.

Rochester, New York Area Events

Saturday, February 2 – Blue Toad Sampling & Hot “Toadie” Steal The Mug Event at Swain

Blue Toad Hard Cider will be stopping by after the Swain Chili Cook-off Contest to do a cider sampling. They will also be featuring a Hot “Toadie” Steal the Mug Event.

Blue Toad Hot “Toadies” are a blend of Blue Toad Hard Cider, sweet cider, brown sugar and mulling spices. This is warmed up and served in a 15oz cinnamon-sugar rimmed Blue Toad Campfire Mug. Purchase one of these delicious Hot “Toadies” during the evening and keep the campfire mug it get’s served in. Mugs are limited to the first 48 people to order one of these delicious beverages that night. Event begins at 4pm.

Saturday, February 9 – 4th Annual Birthday Bash! The Cranny is Back!

Join us as we cheers to 4 years! Live music by Men Behaving Badly Acoustic Duo, appetizers to munch on and a return of a fan favorite – Cranny Appleton. If you have not had this cider the past, make sure to try this one out. A tart, dry cranberry infused hard cider. Event begins at 5pm.

Saturday, February 23 – FeBREWary Beer Walk Hosted by Beertavia and Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District

Purchase tickets online at https://downtownbataviany.com or in person at Adam Miller Toy and/or Angotti Beverage. Event goes from 4-8pm.

Wednesday, February 27 – Blue Toad Paddy Green Tasting at Flags Webster

Join us for the Blue Toad Tasting party from 7-pm! Featuring Paddy Green Cider. Free tastings and give a-ways! Lets get our green on! Hey, it’s getting close to St. Patricks Day!!

Every Thursday – Power Pints 

Start your weekend early with Power Pints every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. Grab a growler fill and every pint is only $2.

Every Friday – Steal the Pint Night 

From 5-7pm, when you buy a pint you get to keep the glass. Let’s see how many you can collect!

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Paddy Green Is Coming To Town!

One of our seasonal favorites, Paddy Green, is coming back just in time for February.

Paddy Green is our homage to Irish Cider. Made with 100% Granny Smith Apples, this cider is fairly dry with a tart finish. This one makes your tongue do the Irish Jig. (5.5. ABV).

Paddy Green will be available for purchase in stores starting Friday, February 1st and will be in our tasting rooms starting January 30th.

Don’t forget! We also have our newest Barrel Aged Cider available on tap and in 16oz cans. C.O.G. Smash (8.9% ABV) is here! Our award winning Flower City Blonde aged in Iron Smoke whiskey barrels. A blood orange, cranberry, and ginger blend as part of our mini barrel aged series. Lastly, don’t miss our upcoming events:

Blue Toad’s 4th Birthday Bash!
Feb 9th from 4pm-8pm
Live Music by: Men Behaving Badly
Blue Toad’s Annual Mug Club Renewal Party!
March 9th from 4pm-8pm
Live Music by: Nick LeDuc
(more info for Mug Club members will be sent via email)
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Happy New Year From The Blue Toad!

And just like that, it’s 2019!

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for being our loyal customers and becoming our friend. This year, we will be celebrating four years in business! And in this crazy competitive industry, we couldn’t be more proud to be here.

We’ve seen a lot of growth over the past four years and it’s all because of you. We love creating new flavors and getting to share our love of cider with you.

Please mark February 9th down on your calendars as we plan to have our fourth birthday party bash that day at our Henrietta tasting room. We have a lot of fun events planned for the year, so stay tuned.

As part of our fresh start, we will be having our talented chalkboard artist come in this weekend to draw a new masterpiece on the chalkboard in the Henrietta tasting room. Be sure to stop in Thursday through Sunday to see what he creates.

Flavors on Tap:
ROC Hard Amber (6.0% ABV)
Flower City Blonde (4.9% ABV)
Black Cherry (6.0% ABV)
Toadally Tea (5.0% ABV)
Winter Fest (6.2% ABV)
It’s A Great Pumpkin (6.2% AVB)
Harvest Fest (6.0% ABV)
Farm Beers on Tap:
Brindle Haus Brewing- Winter Warmer (11%ABV)
Fifth Frame Brewing- #SelfCare Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV)
Fairport Brewing- Hempberry Kombucha Tea (N.A)
Bottles and Cans:
Twisted Rail- 50 Shades Of Red (5.5% ABV)
Fairport Brewing- Crown Jewel (Buchabeer) (4.1% ABV)
Wine:
Zugibe Vineyards (12%ABV)
Henrietta Tasting Room Hours:
Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
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Blue Toad Hard Cider, January 2019 Events

Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what is in store for us as we celebrate our fourth year in operation. We are kicking off the new year with several events around the Central Virginia and Rochester, New York areas. We hope to see you there!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Tuesday, January 1 – 12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser for Nelson County Community Fund

Come help raise funds for our local community fund. As part of our 12 days of Christmas we are giving back to our community. Come enjoy locally sourced and award winning hard cider here on our historical high view farm. Stock up and Support our Locality and enjoy the New Year. $5 Of Every Growler Fill or Fill / Glass Combo will be Donated to NCCF $2 of Every Pint will be Donated $2 of Every 8 Glass Flight will be Donated

Daily – Happy Hour Specials at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Stop by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fifth Street Station for a daily Happy Hour special. You can purchase Blue Toad by the can for just $4! Every day between 4 and 7pm.

Rochester, New York Area Events

Saturday, January 19 – Homegrown Ocho

The 8th annual Homegrown festival is going down at Lovin’ Cup on January 19th. This is the Three Heads anniversary party and we always make it a celebration of all things Rochester.

There are samplings that go on from noon until 9 in a heated tent on the patio. There are 3 sessions (12-3, 3-6 and 6-9) and we get over 100 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and other various vendors to come sample and talk about what they do.

Every Thursday – Power Pints 

Start your weekend early with Power Pints every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. Grab a growler fill and every pint is only $2.

Every Friday – Steal the Pint Night 

From 5-7pm, when you buy a pint you get to keep the glass. Let’s see how many you can collect!

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New Flavor Alert: Gumdrop Button Gingerbread

Back in time for the holidays, our seasonal flavor Gumdrop Button Gingerbread. This tasty cider has notes of molasses, vanilla, and honey with a butter nut finish. The combination of gingerbread and apples make this a delicious wintertime classic. It’s perfect to take home to Christmas dinner. Be sure to stop into the Henrietta tasting room the weekend before Christmas to fill your growlers. We have great specials to complete your shopping list or to enjoy over the holiday break. Purchase a growler for just $6 and fill it for 25% off.
Flavors on Tap:
ROC Hard Amber (6.0% ABV)
Flower City Blonde (4.9% ABV)
Black Cherry (6.0% ABV)
Toadally Tea (5.0% ABV)
Winter Fest (6.2% ABV)
It’s A Great Pumpkin (6.2% AVB)
Blueberry (5.5% ABV)
Farm Beers on Tap:
Fifth Frame Brewing- #SelfCare Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV)
Fairport Brewing- Hempberry Kombucha Tea (N.A)
Bottles and Cans:
Twisted Rail- Ale Aboard (5.5% ABV)
Twisted Rail- Farmhouse Ale (5.5% ABV)
Twisted Rail- 50 Shades Of Red (5.5% ABV)
Fairport Brewing- Crown Jewel (Buchabeer) (4.1% ABV)
Wine:
Zugibe Vineyards (12%ABV)
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Ugly Sweater Party at Blue Toad New York

What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season? Is it seeing the lights or spending time with family? Is it the great food or gift giving?

We love all of those things, too! But one of our favorite things is seeing all those ugly sweaters from seasons past. We want to see who has the ugliest sweater of all!

On Friday, December 14th join us for an Ugly Sweater Party at Blue Toad Hard Cider in Henrietta. From 5-8pm we will be celebrating the holiday season with holiday music and movies, great snacks, and hard cider specials. Be sure to wear your ugliest sweater because the person who does will win a great prize.

We have great cider on tap for you to enjoy. See you then!

Flavors on Tap:

ROC Hard Amber (6.0% ABV)

Flower City Blonde (4.9% ABV)

Black Cherry (6.0% ABV)

Toadally Tea (5.0% ABV)

Winter Fest (6.2% ABV)

It’s A Great Pumpkin (6.2% AVB)

Barrel Aged Whiskey Apple (8.9% ABV)

Farm Beers on Tap:

Fifth Frame Brewing- #SelfCare Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV)

Fairport Brewing- Hempberry Kombucha Tea (N.A)

Bottles and Cans:

Twisted Rail- Ale Aboard (5.5% ABV)

Twisted Rail- Farmhouse Ale (5.5% ABV)

Twisted Rail- 50 Shades Of Red (5.5% ABV)

Fairport Brewing- Crown Jewel (Buchabeer) (4.1% ABV)

Wine:

Zugibe Vineyards (12%ABV)
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Blue Toad Hard Cider, December 2018 Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’d love to spend some of that time with you. Below is a list of our holiday events that will be happening in both Central Virginia and the Rochester, New York areas. Come by and say hello. Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

  Daily – Happy Hour Specials at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Stop by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fifth Street Station for a daily Happy Hour special. You can purchase Blue Toad by the can for just $4! Every day between 4 and 7pm.

Rochester, New York Area Events

  Every Thursday – Power Pints  Start your weekend early with Power Pints every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. Grab a growler fill and every pint is only $2. Every Friday – Steal the Pint Night  From 5-7pm, when you buy a pint you get to keep the glass. Let’s see how many you can collect!  
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Our Barrel Aged Series Is Back!

Fresh out of the barrel! Our barrel aged series is back! We have a very limited supply with 64oz and 32oz growler fills available to take home and 12oz pours available to consume on the premises.

This year we are using Iron Smoke Distillery‘s Whiskey Apple barrels. We have created a still, whiskey barrel aged hard cider that will be sure to please. At 8.9%, this cider has oaky notes with a nutty apple finish.

This limited release cider is only available in our Henrietta Tasting Room. Cheers!

Thanksgiving Hours

Are you ready for turkey day?! Blue Toad Hard Cider is here to help. We will be open on Thanksgiving Eve from 3 – 8pm and Black Friday from 12 – 9pm. Grab a growler to enjoy with your feast!
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WinterFest Now Available in Cans and Draft

You may have mixed feelings about Winter as a season – but we promise you won’t have any mixed feelings about WinterFest Hard Cider. The best thing about the change in seasons, WinterFest is now available in cans and on draft in our tasting rooms and in restaurants around the area.

WinterFest brings you warmth when it’s most needed. At 6.2% ABV, notes of cinnamon, cloves along with hints of cranberry all created from our Gold Medal Award Winning Roc Hard Amber, it’s guaranteed to satisfy. Always made with locally sourced and grown apples.

We also suggest drinking WinterFest warm! Ever heard of a Hot Toddy? Well, around here we do Hot Toadies. Complete with a campfire mug you can purchase for $7.95, warm up your WinterFest and cuddle up by the fire. There’s no better way to celebrate the season.

Currently available on draft: 

ROC Hard Amber (6.0% ABV)

Flower City Blonde (4.9% ABV)

Black Cherry (6.0% ABV)

Toadally Tea (5.0% ABV)

Winter Fest (6.2% ABV)

Barrel Aged Whiskey Apple (8.9% ABV)

Harvest Fest (6.0% ABV)
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Blue Toad Hard Cider, November 2018 Events

Brrr!!! Is that November we are feeling?! We can’t wait to release our winter seasonal flavors for you this year. And in the meantime, be sure to check us out at all the local events we will be hosting or attending. Where every you see us, be sure to stop by the Blue Toad tent and say hi!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Friday, November 9 – Cider Week Charlottesville Kick Off

Kick off Virginia Cider Week at FIREFLY in Charlottesville with more than a dozen ciders on tap or available by bottle/can/glass all week long! At the kickoff event you’ll be able to meet local cidermakers and get a chance to win prizes from your favorite area cideries. We’ll have cider-centric food pairings, too, throughout Cider Week! Non-alcoholic cider and mocktails available, too! The event starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. It is kid friendly!  

Daily – Happy Hour Specials at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Stop by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fifth Street Station for a daily Happy Hour special. You can purchase Blue Toad by the can for just $4! Every day between 4 and 7pm.

Rochester, New York Area Events

Saturday, November 3 – Winterfest Can Release

Stop by our Henrietta tasting room between 2-8pm for our Winterfest Can Release party. Grab some cans from right off the canning line! Our Winterfest Hard Cider is a blend of cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves and pairs perfectly with this cold weather. Enjoy free pizza and free samples of our Hot “Toadies”. Campfire mugs will be available to take home for only $7.95. Growler fills and variety packs available to take home as well!

Thursday, November 15 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Pairing Party

First ever Cider Pairing Dinner at SUNY Schenectady!!! Blue Toad Hard Cider is a New York State-based cidery in the Rochester area and a great supporter of the beverage programs at SUNY Schenectady. Students from the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism will prepare a 3-course meal that will delight the palate and compliment the delicious ciders from Blue Toad Hard Cider. Reservations are required and will fill quickly for this inaugural event as all the beverage dinners do!!

Every Thursday – Power Pints 

Start your weekend early with Power Pints every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. Grab a growler fill and every pint is only $2.

Every Friday – Steal the Pint Night 

From 5-7pm, when you buy a pint you get to keep the glass. Let’s see how many you can collect!