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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events – November 2017

November?! Already?! The holidays are just around the corner and Blue Toad Hard Cider is excited to help you begin the celebration. All month long we will be out and about celebrating and looking to meet new cider lovers. Check out the list below for our events in the Central Virginia and Rochester, New York areas.

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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.  

Saturdays – Now through December – The Crozet Hop On Tours

Each Saturday The Crozet Hop On Tours run their buses through Route 151. Each trip stops at five places, and Blue Toad Hard Cider is one of those options! Make sure to tell your driver you want to stop at Blue Toad!

November 4, 11, 18 – Sunsets & Ciders

Each Saturday through the month of November join us on our Outdoor Stage and Tiki Bar for Sunsets & Ciders with Live Music. Food and beverage service will be available and our fire pit will be nice and toasty. Starting at 5pm each Saturday night.

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.  

halloween at blue toad hard cider

Halloween – Blue Toad Hard Cider Style

Halloween is upon us and we know you have pumpkins to carve, costumes to finish and candy to buy. Why not include Blue Toad Hard Cider in your plans?

Whether you’re attending a party or manning the doorbell, we know you need something to drink to make your night a little more fun. Blue Toad Hard Cider in Henrietta is offering 25% off your growler fills all weekend long! Currently we have the following ciders on tap:

  • ROC Hard Amber
  • Flower City Blonde
  • Harvest Fest
  • Black Cherry
  • APA Hopped
  • Hopped Cran Grapple
  • Cran Apple Bourbon (excluded from fill and pint specials)

In addition to our cold ciders, we now have Hot Toadies available. Our Hot Toadie spice pack is available and perfect with a fill of our Harvest Fest! Mmm, hot hard cider. Doesn’t get any more fall than that.

We are starting our Halloween early with Power Pints on Thursday night. Each Thursday between 5-pm we offer $2 pints with a growler fill.

And don’t forget about them Bills! They are looking hot this season and we aren’t jumping off the bandwagon yet. Stop in on Sunday between noon and 4pm for $2 Bills pints.

Blue Toad Hard Cider – The Pub

In the fall of 2010, the Blue Toad Pub opened its doors. The idea of making hard cider was still a few years off. The pub was purchased as a restaurant, and for several years served great food to local people in Afton, Virginia. Eventually, the restaurant sold and Blue Toad Hard Cider was starting to take shape. The aforementioned restaurant served as the perfect brand to continue on through cider, and in 2013, Blue Toad Hard Cider was started.

The restaurant that once held the name Blue Toad was then re-purchased by the Blue Toad clan, and reopened its doors as what it is today.

Blue Toad Hard Cider Pub is located on Route 151 in Afton, Virginia where there is a plethora of breweries, wineries, cideries and great restaurants. It’s known as a great place to escape to on weekends to nearby locals in Charlottesville in Richmond. There are bus tours that drive up and down the road, dropping off folks from place to place, trying all the local fare.

The pub has a full menu of food and also serves as a tasting room for our Hard Cider. It often hosts live music and even Cornhole Tournaments. We have an outside porch where you can watch the beautiful sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains and watch your kids play on the playground. We are set back off the busy road a bit, so the bustling sounds of cars is far off in the distance.

We’d love to have you stop by and try some great pub food and sample the cider. Check out our Facebook page for the next event. When you’re finished, be sure to take 151 down to our Cider Farm where you can see where Blue Toad Hard Cider is made.

barrel aged cider

Blue Toad Hard Cider Partners with Local Distilleries for Barrel Aged Series

One of the best parts about making hard cider is the creativity you get to use in order to come up with new flavors. Both our New York and Virginia locations partnered with local distilleries to create some unique flavors made with local ingredients. Not only do we get to create new flavors, but we get to meet some great people in the process. —

In Virginia we recently partnered with Silverback Distillery to create two new cider flavors that are part of our Barrel Aged Series.

Silverback Distillery is located just up the road from our Cider Pub on Route 151 in Afton, Virginia. Like Blue Toad Hard Cider, they are committed to using local ingredients to create fresh and tasty American bourbon, whiskey, gin and vodka. They are committed to using ‘green’ distilling methodologies in order to minimize the environmental impact.

Another way to reduce the waste, is to reuse the barrels that are used to distill the goods – and that’s exactly what Blue Toad Hard Cider! Using Silverback Barrels from their Award Wining Whiskey, we used apples from Silver Creek Orchards in Tyro, Virginia to create ROCBack Rye and Peach Apple Rye.

Both ciders are full of flavor and perfect for the fall season. We can’t wait to create more unique and tasty flavors in partnership with Silverback Distillery. —

In Rochester, Blue Toad Hard Cider partnered with Honeoye Falls Distillery to create a flavor that screams Upstate New York. Cherry Apple Bourbon cider was distilled in bourbon barrels that had been previously used to distill the very bourbon that you can find at Honeoye Falls Distillery.

Honeoye Falls Distillery opened in the summer of 2013 and the tasting room opened last year. They are committed to showcasing the rich agricultural history of the Rochester region.

Be sure to stop by and taste a few!