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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!  

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New Flavor Alert! Cinnamon “Toad” Crunch

Our cider makers love to create new, unique flavors that you haven’t seen in every craft cidery before. And we really think we knocked this one out of the park! We are in the business of making all of your childhood dreams a reality!

Introducing Cinnamon “Toad” Crunch – a play off of your favorite childhood (or adulthood) cereal.

Cinnamon “Toad” Crunch is our take on an American childhood classic, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We have made this not so childish anymore by taking three different types apples, two different types of cinnamon and one secret ingredient to create a semi-sweet cider with an unforgettable taste. ABV 5.5%

Starting this Thursday, Cinnamon “Toad” Crunch will be available in our Henrietta tasting room. On tap only.

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Build Your Own 9-Pack

Have you ever thought to yourself, “geez, I sure wish I could create my own variety pack of Blue Toad Hard Cider flavors and bring them home to enjoy.” Well, your wish is our command!

Beginning this weekend you will be able to mix n’ match all of our award winning ciders to create your very own specialized 9-pack. Whether it’s a new seasonal or an old favorite, you decide!

9 Pack Mix n’ Match! Choose (9) 16oz cans from (6) of the following flavors:

Flower City Blonde – A crisp and fruity cider born and bred in Western New York, using a blend of the finest local Golden Delicious, Empire and Crispin apples. A light cider that is pale straw-colored and clean-tasting with a bright taste of fresh apples that finishes with luscious pear notes.

ROC Hard Amber – Bolder than many, more assertive than most! A fusion of tannic apple flavors derived from a blend of locally grown apples creates a highly sessionable, copper-colored cider with hints of caramel, molasses, butterscotch, and raisins.

Black Cherry – A crisp, fruity and effervescent cider that is handcrafted to enjoy year-round. Our Black Cherry Hard Apple Cider is created using only the finest locally grown apples, and infused with black cherries, to produce a serenely smooth and sessionable cider.

Blueberry – This cider is sure to send your taste buds into a tizzy! The cider making process includes fresh blueberries along with a blend of three local apple varities. These berries are broken open during mid fermentation and as expected, tons of flavor and tannins create a perfectly balanced Apple Blueberry Cider.

Toadally Tea – Blue Toad Hard Cider Toadally Tea is a Blend of 3 Apples creating a light and refreshing beverage combined with tea leaves that provides a refreshing and smooth hard cider.

Harvest Fest – Notes of clove, cinnamon and spices blend perfectly with this colder weather seasonal hard cider. Comments we have heard, “Autumn in my mouth”, “The Holidays in a glass”, try one and enjoy!

9 Packs – $18.95

(2) 9 Packs – $36.00

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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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Blueberry is BACK!

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to bust down the seasonal “rules” and bring back Blueberry, just in time for fall! Yep, blueberry is making a comeback, but for a limited time only.

Blueberry Hard Cider is blue in color, from real blueberries! Sure to send your tastebuds into a tizzy, we use fresh blueberries to flavor this cider along with three local apple varieties. The final result is a semi-dry, but very sweet Blueberry Hard Cider. 5.5% ABV.

We’ve made just enough to get us through the weekend. This limited release of one of our most popular ciders is only available in 16 oz cans and in our Henrietta tasting room. You can grab four-packs for $10.99 or cases full of 24 cans for $59.99. Hurry! Grab it before it’s gone!

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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, September 2018

Do the Back to School Blues still hit you this time of year, even if you haven’t been in school for a decade? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve kept some of our favorite Blue Toad Hard Cider events throughout the month of September to help transition you out of summer mode, and into the fall. 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!