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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!  
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Are You A “Frequent Toader”?

Do you frequent your local Blue Toad Hard Cider more than you think you should? Are you on a first name basis with the bartender? Do you know every flavor Blue Toad has ever created, and tasted them all, too? Does your idea of a six-pack include a variety of Black Cherry and Blonde?

Even if you answer “no” to these questions, and you are simply a fan of Blue Toad Hard Cider, we’ve got a fun opportunity for you.

Join our “Frequent Toader” campaign starting Thursday, August 30th for just $39.00 and become a member of our family for the next year.

What does the membership include?

  • 20% off all merchandise
  • 20% off all cans
  • 64oz Growler Fills for just $8.00
  • 32oz Growler Fills for just $5.00

Your membership lasts a full 365 days and there are unlimited spaces. This offer is only available in our New York tasting rooms. If you want to become a member now, you can sign up here!

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New Flavors, Events, and All Things Blue Toad

It’s mid-August, and Blue Toad Hard Cider has been hard at work crafting new flavors and releasing some old favorites.

Harvest Fest

On Monday, August 20th Blue Toad will be releasing our seasonal favorite Harvest Fest in cans in our Henrietta Tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 11am-8pm. If you are itching for fall and all the flavors that come with it, grab a Harvest Fest soon.

4-pack – $9.99

Case (24/16oz Cans) – $49.99

Harvest Fest (6.0 % ABV)

This cider’s notes of cloves, cinnamon and spices are blended perfectly for this cold weather seasonal hard cider. Great tasting warmed up or cold. Warm your soul by heating up just like a mulled cider for a classic, “Hot Toadie.”

Ruby Red Blonde

Sit back and relax with this refreshing small-batch cider. A semi-tart ruby red grapefruit cider with an upfront apple flavor and a mellow bite on the end.  This Saturday, August 11th, come and try out our brand new Ruby Red Blonde. Stop in Saturday and enjoy 25% off growler fills of this new flavor along with all of your other favorite Blue Toad Ciders. This is our first ever grapefruit flavored cider and is sure to please.

Live Music at Blue Toad Hard Cider NY

Stop by our Henrietta tasting room this Saturday, August 11th for live music from Nick LeDuc.

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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!