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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events – September 2017

Wow! September is here. Officially the end of summer, right? Just because summer is slowing down and school is back in session doesn’t mean that we all have to stop having fun. Keep an eye out for the Toad Tent as we will be heading to festivals for tastings and to local restaurants and bars for Tap Takeovers, both in the Rochester area as well as in Central Virginia. We’ve listed all of the events below for your convenience and hope to see you out there under the Toad Tent!

Check back for updates!

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.

September 6 – Harvest Fest Can Release at Beer Run

Our Harvest Fest cider, the official drink for fall, will be released in cans on September 6 at Beer Run in Charlottesville. Buy a four-pack and get $1 off! Stick around from 6-8pm for a tasting. Read more about our seasonal flavor here.

September 7 – Silk Road Tap Takeover with Blue Toad and Three Notchd

Join us in Waynesboro at Silk Road Asian Restaurant and Bar for great food and a tap takeover with Blue Toad Hard Cider and Three Notched Brewing. We will be there from 5pm-9pm.

September 12 – Blue Toad Returns to Bootleggers

Lynchburg! We had so much fun with you the first time around, we decided to return. We will be at Bootleggers from 5-9pm. Join us!

September 19 – Team Trivia Night at Clementine

Harrisonburg! We are coming for you in a fun way. On September 19 we invite you and a team of six friends to enjoy Blue Toad Hard Cider and test your trivia knowledge. There is a $5 trivia food menu as well.

September 30 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Tournament 

The second annual Ultimate Disc tournament at Blue Toad Hard Cider. Grab a team and sign up here. Players on each team will also be able to purchase tickets to Hoopla where you can enjoy food and live music. The tournament may be geared towards ultimate players, but it’s also a fun time to bring the family to watch!

Rochester, New York Area Events

Every Wednesday – The Scottsville Farmers Market 

We are back where it all began. Every Wednesday starting at 4pm we will be pouring growlers, selling 4 packs and handing out samples. Be sure to come by and say hi!  

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Seasonal Flavor Alert: Blue Toad Hard Cider Harvest Fest

Can you feel it in the air? FALL! It’s right around the corner. We at Blue Toad Hard Cider understand that Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and football are staples of fall these days, but what goes better with Autumn than apple cider?! Apple picking, pumpkin carving and cider – that’s what this season is really about!

So to celebrate everyone’s favorite season, we are brining back Blue Toad Hard Cider’s Harvest Fest. A nod to The Festy Experience that happens each fall down in Central Virginia, Harvest Fest has notes of clove, cinnamon and spices blended together to create the perfect cold weather cider. We’ve heard our customers describe this cider as “Autumn in my mouth!” and “The Holidays in a glass!”. Harvest Fest is 6.0 percent ABV.

Want to spice it up even more? Try pairing Harvest Fest with a warm apple pie or cinnamon donut all while wearing an oversized scarf or while yelling at your favorite football team to get their act together. When you drink this guy, you really have to embrace the season!

Blue Toad Harvest Fest is now available in our tasting rooms – for purchase in cans, pints, tastings and growlers. Keep an eye out for this season flavor in your local retailers as well.

We don’t want to rush summer out the door but we can all appreciate the fall season. Make it a little better with a Blue Toad Hard Cider Harvest Fest.

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Blue Toad Hard Cider – Our Flagship Tasting Room in Henrietta

We think it’s time you get to know a little more about our locations. We’ve got a few:
  • Our original tasting room in Henrietta, New York
  • A tasting room at Schutt’s Apple Mill in Webster, New York
  • A pub in Afton, Virginia
  • And our cider farm at the base of Wintergreen Mountain, Virginia

Our flagship tasting room in Henrietta, New York opened it’s doors in 2015. We use the space to serve tastings, but we make cider here as well. We’ve decorated the space with a rustic feel, making you feel like you are tasting cider right off the farm – which you are! We work with local suppliers to harvest apples that are local to the Rochester area. This is something that is part of the heart of our company, and will never change.

Our Henrietta tasting room has darts and cornhole that can be played outside when the weather is nice. Occassionally, we will host a live band – it truly is the perfect environment for it.

If you haven’t visited our flagship tasting room before, we are located across from the Staples Warehouse in the Genesee Regional Market. We are closeby plenty of great restaurants so be sure to stop by on your way to dinner!

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Blue Toad Hard Cider – Our Cider Farm

We think it’s time you get to know a little more about our locations. We’ve got a few:

  • Our original tasting room in Henrietta, New York
  • A tasting room at Schutt’s Apple Mill in Webster, New York
  • A pub in Afton, Virginia
  • And our cider farm at the base of Wintergreen Mountain, Virginia

Each location has it’s own unique story and plays an important role in our company. The cider farm is the baby of the group, joining in on the fun in November of 2015. We purchased property that once served as a winery. The views are tremendous and make for a perfect location for a day cider tasting.

We are located at the base of Wintergreen Mountain, home to some awesome ski and snowboarding slopes. In the summertime, Wintergreen is transformed into a getaway – the perfect escape for those looking for a break for the humidity. If you drive just few miles down the mountain from Wintergreen’s entrance, you’ll find our Cider Farm – you can’t miss the sign!

The Cider Farm boasts 180 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 27 acres of land. We thought it would be a perfect place to get married – so we started hosting weddings there just last year! High View Farms hosts weddings and other events in one building while our tasting room houses our bar, where you can try a sample of any of our ciders. Just behind the tasting room runs the South Fork of the Rockfish River, just deep enough for your little ones to wade through and catch some Toads!

We hope to see you and your family at our Cider Farm soon! We are open:

  • Thursday- Noon until 5pm
  • Friday – 11am until 6pm
  • Saturday, 11am until 8pm
  • Sunday, 11am until 5pm

Stop by our Facebook page to keep informed about any upcoming events!

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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events – August 2017

Happy August! How is it already back to school time? Don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of summer left! We will be heading to festivals for tastings and to local restaurants and bars for Tap Takeovers, both in the Rochester area as well as in Central Virginia. We’ve listed all of the events below for your convenience and hope to see you out there under the Toad Tent!

Check back for updates!

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.

August 12 – The Pub features Bennie Dodd

Come hear the sweet sounds of Bennie Dodd this Saturday at the Pub from 6pm-8pm! Bring your friends and family for some tunes, dinner and delicious locally made cider.

August 24 – Blue Toad Tap Takeover at Smoked Kitchen and Tap

Crozet friends! Stop by Smoked Kitchen and Tap on August 24 at 5pm for a Tap Takeover, Blue Toad Style!

Rochester, New York Area Events

Every Wednesday – The Scottsville Farmers Market 

We are back where it all began. Every Wednesday starting at 4pm we will be pouring growlers, selling 4 packs and handing out samples. Be sure to come by and say hi!

August 5 – The Blue Toad Party! 

Come and join Blue Toad and our staff for a night of food and drinks. Chef’s Catering will be attending with some homemade Sliders and Garbage Plates from 4p.m. to 6p.m. Twisted Rail Brewing Company will be sampling out some of their local brews along with Black Button Distilling who will sampling local spirits. Don’t miss out on this night of New York State food and drinks.

August 18 – 2017 Flour City Brewers Festival

It’s the 22nd Annual Flour City Brewers Festival at the Rochester Public Market. We will have a booth set up alongside 60 of the finest local, regional and state-wide breweries, cideries and wineries. General admission and designated driver tickets are available for purchase here.

blue toad hard cider events july 2017

July 2017 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Events

Happy July! It’s the month to celebrate America, and what better way to do it than to drink local hard cider! We will be heading to festivals for tastings and to local restaurants and bars for Tap Takeovers, both in the Rochester area as well as in Central Virginia. We’ve listed all of the events below for your convenience and hope to see you out there under the Toad Tent!

Check back for updates!

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.

July 2 – Independence Day Celebration

Come by our cider farm in Roseland, VA for an early Fourth of July celebration. We will have live music, lawn games, and fun for the whole family.

July 14 – Blue Toad at Pints O’ Plenty

We will be in Forest, VA for a tasting at Pint O’ Plenty. Come by starting at 5:30pm to try our Blonde, Black Cherry and Toadally Tea!

July 15 – Blue Toad in Lynchburg

We will be at the Kroger on Timberlake Road from 1pm-4pm. Come hang with our brand ambassador, Bryan, and try some tasty cider.

Blue Toad in Short Pump

We will be at Wegman’s in Short Pump for a Blue Toad tasting. Come by and see us starting at noon.

Blue Toad in Charlottesville

Stop by Wegman’s at Fifth Street Station for a tasting of Blue Toad Hard Cider. We will be there at noon!

Alex Arbaugh at The Blue Toad Cider Pub

Live music with Alex Arbaugh at the Cider Pub in Afton, VA. Music starts at 6pm so be sure to come early to save a spot on our patio!  

Rochester, New York Area Events

Every Wednesday – The Scottsville Farmers Market 

We are back where it all began. Every Wednesday starting at 4pm we will be pouring growlers, selling 4 packs and handing out samples. Be sure to come by and say hi!  

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Fourth of July at Blue Toad Hard Cider

Celebrate the 4th of July with Blue Toad Hard Cider. Stop by on Sunday, July 2nd from noon until 10pm, to the Blue Toad Cider Farm at the base of Wintergreen Mountain. We’ve got 360 views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and a brand new frisbee golf course that you and your family can play for free!

Bring your kids, friends, dogs, neighbors and help us celebrate the fourth a little early!

Live music will be provided by our friends from Kendall Street Company. We have a fire pit and of course, the best locally made cider.

Food will be provided by our friends at Blue Mountain Brewery!

It’s going to be a great time so we hope to see you there!

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The Perfect Hard Cider for Summer

Looking for a tasty, refreshing, and drinkable beverage for the summer? We may be a bit bias, but we think that our new flavor takes the cake. Now available in cans, our Blue Toad Toadally Tea is the perfect hard cider for summer.

Blue Toad Toadally Tea is a perfect mix of iced tea and hard cider – think Arnold Palmer, but with hard cider instead of lemonade. Toadally Tea is a blend of three apples creating a light and refreshing cider. It is combined with tea leaves that provides a refreshing and smooth hard cider perfect for the summer weather.

Blue Toad Toadally Tea is now available on tap and in cans at local retailers in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.

Here is a list of our retailers who have gotten their 1st load of Toadally Tea Cans! As the list grows we will update you. If you’re not close to one of our retailers, or our two tasting rooms in Nelson County, feel free to shop our website and have a case shipped directly to you in 1 Day, Saturday Deliveries Too Via FedEx at Home.

  • 7/11 Crystal Springs- Roanoke
  • Barrel Chest- Roanoke
  • Beer Run- Cville
  • Clocktower Convenience-Hburg
  • Eli’s Provisions- Roanoke
  • Friendly City Food Co-op- Hburg
  • Kroget 327- Lynchburg
  • Midtowne Bottle Shop-Hburg
  • Shaffers BBQ and Market- Middletown
  • The Wine Cellar- Staunton
  • Throx- Winchester
  • Washington Street Purveyors-Lexington
  • Wegmans Cville
  • Wegmans Alexandria
  • Wegmans Midlothian (On Tuesday afternoon)
  • Wine Warehouse- Cville

    If you’re in the Rochester area, be sure to check out our tasting rooms for our Flower City Lilac and Blue Toadenberry – a blueberry cider!

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    New Flavor Alert! Blue Toadenberry

    No, that’s not your eyes playing tricks on you – this cider is actually BLUE! Blueberry cider now available from Blue Toad Hard Cider.

    At a 5.5% abv, this cider is sure to send your taste buds into a tizzy! The cider making process includes 3 full pounds of blueberries. These berries soaked in tank for 14 days. A small amount of blueberry extract was used to jazz it up a bit, too. As expected, tons of blue came from the blueberries themselves in the tank. Its very fresh and fruity. Nice tannins and mouthfeel from the blueberry skins, too.

    While our cider makers were filtering, they found themselves “Singing Toads Blues”.

    The color alone has to have you intrigued, but the taste is sure to keep you coming back for more. Currently Blue Toadenberry is available in our New York tasting rooms.
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    June 2017 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Events

    Happy June! It’s officially festival season and we are so excited to get out there and meet you all and serve you delicious Blue Toad Hard Cider. We will be heading to festivals for tastings and to local restaurants and bars for Tap Takeovers, both in the Rochester area as well as in Central Virginia. We’ve listed all of the events below for your convenience and hope to see you out there under the Toad Tent! Check back for updates!

    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. June 10 – Blue Toad at VA Beer & Wine Festival Bringing Nelson County’s finest to Daleville Town Center. Join us beginning at noon on Saturday. June 10 – Blue Toad at Hop Blossom! Winchester has spoken and we have heard you! We will be a the Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival starting at noon on Saturday. Be sure to stop by and say hi! June 21 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Tap Takeover Summer Solstice Edition Join us at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint in Harrisonburg for a Blue Toad Hard Cider tap takeover! June 28 – Tap Takeover at Firefly with Blue Toad and Three Notched Brewery Beer and Cider, both on tap at Firefly in Charlottesville! Join us on Wednesday at 5pm!

    Rochester, New York Area Events

    Every Wednesday – The Scottsville Farmers Market  We are back where it all began. Every Wednesday starting at 4pm we will be pouring growlers, selling 4 packs and handing out samples. Be sure to come by and say hi! June 8 – GRAPE 25th Silver Anniversary Gala The Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly will be throwing it’s 25th Anniversy Gala on Thursday from 5-9pm. June 17 – The Honey Dipper Festival For just $30, join us in Victor to celebrate The Honey Dipper Festival thrown by Kettle Ridge Farms. There will be food, craft beer, live music, and Blue Toad Hard Cider. Find out more information and buy tickets here.