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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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Last Call For Lilac and New On Tap in New York!

As we turn the corner into summer, we are saying a fond farewell to our Springtime favorite – Flower City Lilac. We have just made our final batch of the season and it is now available for growler fills in our Henrietta tasting room. You can now fill up your growler for just $7.95, so grab a few and you can taste spring all summer long.

Also available in our Henrietta tasting room – our Red, White and Blue Cases. These cases include 4 packs of cans of Black Cherry, Flower City Blonde and Blueberry Hard Cider for just $49.95. The perfect variety pack for your lazy lake weekends or the big party coming up on the Fourth of July!

Blueberry Hard Cider is now available on tap in our Henrietta tasting room. This cider is sure to send your taste buds into a tizzy. The cider includes fresh blueberries and a blend of three local apple varieties. The blueberries burst open during fermentation and releases tons of flavor and it’s natural blue color into the cider. Blueberry Hard Cider is also available for purchase in cans and is a 5.5% ABV.

Last but not least, our Orange Crush Hard Cider is now available on tap in our New York tasting room. Made from a blend of three locally sourced apple varieties and orange peels, this fruit-filled cider is perfect for those hot summer days. Orange Crush is also available in cans in the Central Virginia market. Orange Crush is 5.0% ABV.

We can’t wait to celebrate the summer with you!  

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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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Paddy Green Cider Wins GOLD!

Our Paddy Green Hard Cider is a gold medalist! The Irish-inspired cider took the gold medal at the 2018 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAPS). The GLINTCAPS are one of the largest competitions of its kind in the United States. It takes place each May in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Paddy Green ranked in the top six percent of all 1500 ciders entered into the competition. The gold medal was in the modern dry category. We know our fans love this cider, and now the judges have spoken, too! Paddy Green is a winner all around. Paddy Green is made of 100% Granny Smith apples grown in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central, Virginia. In fact, the local orchard, Silver Creek & Seaman Orchard is just a few miles up the road from our cidery where the cider is made. Doesn’t get much more local than that. Paddy Green is a fairly dry cider with a tart finish and has an ABV of 5.5%. You can now purchase Paddy Green in cans! Enjoy!
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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.

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Goodbye WinterFest – Hello Flower City Lilac!

Can it be?! Is winter finally over? No matter what the weather forecast says, our cider makers have officially moved into spring and to celebrate, we are saying goodbye to WinterFest.

This weekend only, be sure to stop by our Henrietta tasting room and grab cases of WinterFest Cider for just $24.99. If all you need is a six-pack, we’ve got a deal on those, too! $6.99! This is a 30% savings! Supplies will go quick, so stop in THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

And since WinterFest is leaving, it’s making way for our springtime favorite, an ode to our beloved Rochester – Flower City Lilac. This year, Flower City Lilac will be available in cans for the first time! Flower City Lilac is a refreshing and crisp cider, locking the tastes and smells or spring. Infused with Rochester’s very own lilacs and our Flower City Blonder Hard Cider. This cider has an ABV of 5%.

Can’t wait to celebrate spring with you!

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Last Call For 2018 Mug Club!

Are you an avid fan of Blue Toad Hard Cider? Have you never tried it but have been wanting to? Either way, you should join our MUG CLUB! This exclusive club is open to Blue Toad Hard Cider fans in the Rochester, New York area. Currently, the Mug Club is at 85% capacity, but we are looking to fill it up as soon as possible. If you’re on the fence about joining, let us convince you:

With sign-up, you will receive the following perks throughout the year:

  • Your very own custom mug to drink Blue Toad Hard Cider out of all year long
  • $1 off every pint you purchase the entire year
  • $2 off any 64oz growler fills
  • FREE mug fill up on all new flavors*. You get to be our taste testers!
  • Free t-shirt at sign-up
  • 10% off all Blue Toad Hard Cider merchandise
  • Exclusive end of the year mug club party

*some exclusions may apply

Okay, so you’re convinced right?! You can’t pass up those deals. There is a $99 fee for joining for new members. Be sure to stop in and ask your Blue Toad Hard Cider bartender for more information. See you in the club!

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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, April 2018

April showers bring May flowers… right? We are certainly hoping the weather warms up quickly and the sun sticks around for a while. We’ve got lots of fun warm weather events prepared for the coming weeks and months and can’t wait to share them all with you, our loyal Blue Toad lovers. If you have an event or are headed somewhere you’d like us to be, let us know! We are always looking for new places to show off our hard work and new creative flavors of Blue Toad Hard Cider. Be sure to 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.

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!