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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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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!  

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Blue Toad Hard Cider, October 2018 Events

October is here! The official cider season is upon us. Apple cider is the very drink that epitomizes the weather getting cooler and the fall leaves changing color. We have exciting events for you this month and we can’t wait to see you there!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14 – The Second Annual Blue Toad Hard Cider Oktoaderfest

A weekend of family friendly festivities October 13th and 14th! On Saturday enjoy Our Cider & Beer Pop Up Tasting Row (Pints Available as Well – See ticket link for required tickets), Souvenir Tasting Glass, Harvest Fest Hot Toadies, food from Blue Mountain Grill and live music from Alex Arbaugh, and more!

On Sunday, bring the family down for Pumpkin spiced pancakes and pick one free pumpkin per child with a food or beverage purchase starting 10:30am. Enjoy cider-mosas, fresh pressed apple cider and the 360* mountain views.

Sunday, October 21 – 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Pancakes

Join us for fresh Pumpkin Pancakes right off the Griddle! (Regular and Gluten Free will be available as well). Each Purchase of Food or Pint/Cans gets you a Free Pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch! Come early, bring entire family, plenty of games and a playground.

The scenery with our 360* Mountain Views should be perfect with the leaves on fire with colors!

Fresh Pressed Cider and Just Picked Apples will be available as well as “Hot Toadies”, Mulled Cider and all of our award winning Farm to Tap Hard Ciders.

Sunday, October 28 – Haunted Hoedown Community Fundraising Event

This event will benefit Nelson County Youth Football & Cheer; a local travel soccer team and Local Animal Rescue.

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, October 20 – 2018 Swain Beer Festival

Join Blue Toad, along with 30 local breweries at the 2018 Swain Beer Festival at Swain Ski Resort. This year’s event boasts two floors of draft beer, two venues with live music and multiple food trucks. Can’t wait to see you there.

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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Help Us Expand Our Production!

Blue Toad Hard Cider has come a long way in the last few years. We are so proud of the business we are building and the best part is getting to create great ciders for our loyal customers, just like you.

In case you didn’t know, Blue Toad makes cider and has tasting rooms in both the Rochester, New York area as well as the Central Virginia region. Our owners are originally from the Rochester area and one has since moved to Nelson County, Virginia. We figured that instead of picking one spot, we’d have a presence in both places – using ingredients local to each region in those ciders.

We’ve got big goals! We want to make more cider and reach more people. So we are looking to expand our production facility. In order to do so, we need YOUR help.

Beginning this weekend, come purchase a $200 gift card for just $100. It’s that simple!

Here’s the catch: We only have 100 available to the public. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. So buy soon! >Click Here To Buy Now

FINE PRINT:

CARDS NOT GOOD FOR FREQUENT “TOADER” OR MUG CLUB DISCOUNTS

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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, August 2018

Summer! Don’t go! We’ve still got so much to do outside. Let’s soak up every little bit of sunshine that Summer 2018 has to give us. Blue Toad Hard Cider has some great events this coming month, both at our tasting rooms and partnering with other great organizations in Central Virginia and the Rochester, New York areas. Be sure to come back and check for updates as we add more events to our calendar. See you there!

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

Saturday, August 4th – Liam Alone at The Toad

Come listen to the sounds of Liam Alone at Blue Toad Hard Cider! With a set composed of originals and covers, you can expect from this singer & songwriter some funk, rock, soul and the occasional beatbox. Free admission. Food will provided by the Rinkside Grill.

Friday, August 17 – Graycliff Ciderfest 2018!

Join Blue Toad Hard Cider and other local crafted ciders for the inaugural Graycliff Ciderfest. Visit the two and a half acres of Frank Lloyd Wright designed Graycliff. Tasting tickets includes a basic tour, nine tasting tokens and one beverage token. Designated Driver tickets are only $15.

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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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, July 2018

July is one of our favorite months around Blue Toad. Beautiful weather, celebrating the Red, White and Blue, and lots of great opportunity to meet our fans and find new lovers of our award-winning cider. We can be found in two states – New York and Virginia, and we make sure our apples are grown locally so you are enjoying homegrown goodness. Stop by and see us at one of these events, or come by our Henrietta or Nelson County tasting room to try some cider today!

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!

Saturday, July 14 – 2018 Victory Cup Farm Bash

Come join us at the Victory Cup Craft Brewers Festival July 14th. The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States, and is definitely the most fun. Come out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, beautiful people, heart pounding polo, and some craft beer & cider!  

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Father’s Day Special at Blue Toad Hard Cider

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if your dad is a tough one to please, he won’t be disappointed with a gift from Blue Toad Hard Cider. This weekend, come by our Henrietta Tasting Room and grab a gift for Dad.

  • Purchase a $30 gift card and receive a free growler fill
  • Red, White and Blue Cases are now available for just $49 *(2) 4-packs for our Black Cherry, Flower City Blonder & Blueberry
  • Buy 1 pint and get a free pint for Dad (Sunday only)

While you are in Henrietta be sure to ask the bartender about our Blueberry and Orange Crush flavors now on tap! Happy Father’s Day Dad!

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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, June 2018

 

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. Saturday, June 30 First Annual Taste of Nelson – Celebrating our Local Food & Drink Celebrating all that Nelson County has to offer, the First Annual Taste of Nelson! Craft beer and cider, wine locally sourced food, games, music, crafts and more. The event is hosted by Blue Toad Hard Cider at High View Farm at the base of Wintergreen Resort. The event will be a combination of indoor and outdoor, fully shaded, and air conditioned spaces. Local vendors include Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devils Backbone, Wild Wolf Brewery, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Mountain Cove Vineyards, Blue Toad Hard Cider and more. Tickets go on sale the first week of June.

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! Friday, June 15 – Live Music by Krater Pretzel Stop into our Henrietta tasting room for local music from Krater pretzel, local beers and spirits and of course, local hard cider. The event starts at 5pm. Saturday, June 23 – Live Music by Nick LeDuc We will have live music performed by local Rochester, NY artist, Nick LeDuc. Come by our Henrietta tasting room for some local music and drinks. The event goes from 4-7pm.  
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Blue Toad at the Rochester Lilac Festival

It’s May in Rochester, and that can only mean one thing. It’s Lilac Festival time! We are excited to set up a booth for the second year in a row. Along with other delicious local breweries, wineries and cideries, our booth will be set up at the Wine Tasting Expo at the Rochester Lilac Festival on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 8:30pm.

Our feature beverage is very thematic – The Flower City Lilac Cider, proudly distributed by Wright Beverage Distributing. Our lilac cider is a celebration of the Flower City. A refreshing and crisp cider, locking in the tastes and smells of springtime in Rochester. We use Rochester’s own hand-picked lilacs to infuse into our cider.

CIDERCRAFT Magazine out of Seattle, Washington recently reviewed our Flower City Lilac and had this to say:

Tasting Notes

A trumpeter of forthcoming summer, the lilac flower proclaims the season softly in this salmon-hued cider, decorated in the glass with big, bouncing bubbles. The nose whispers sweet blossoms with honeyed apple and pear skin, but the palate brings in fringing floral qualities with more authority, tying juicy, semi-sweet apple into the purple-flowered, quick and clean finish.

Review

Flower City Lilac is a lovely blend of springtime in a can. It is produced by steeping locally sourced, hand-picked, dried lilac flowers in their Flower City Blonde Hard Cider. The end result is a delicious, light, and refreshing beverage that epitomizes springtime in Rochester. The lilac notes are accompanied by a hint of hibiscus, which also contributes to the floral aroma.
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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, May 2018

Well, winter is finally saying goodbye. That lasted about two months too long, am I right? We are so excited to open the Blue Toad Tent and meet you out at events this month. We’ve got a busy schedule so far, and we are sure to add more to the list, so be sure to check back here for updates. See you around!

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.

Saturday, May 19 – EPIC Fest- Beer, Wine, Music & BBQ Festival

Join the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee for our inaugural EPIC Fest – Beer, Wine, and BBQ Festival on May 19, 2018 from 11am – 6pm. The event will be located on the grounds of the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company Activities Building. There will be a variety of beer, wine, cider and live music. Tickets can be purchased here.

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!

Saturday, May 5 – Sons of Synergy at the Toad!

Join Blue Toad on May 5th as we welcome Sons of Synergy to our tasting room. Enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, discounts on pints, and growler fills all while enjoying the sweet acoustic sounds of this local Rochester band! Cheers!

Saturday, May 19 – Rails & Ales Train Rides

Looking for a great day out with friends? All aboard for Rails & Ales! The craft beer movement is sweeping the nation, with the Rochester area home to scores of new breweries and distilleries. Enjoy tastings from local breweries on Saturday, May 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy train rides that tour our museum grounds and visit New York’s largest collection of historic trains. Ride the train to visit all of the tasting stations! Ticket purchase includes museum admission and free souvenir tasting glass. Refreshments available for purchase. Free soft drinks for Designated Drivers.