april 2018 blue toad events

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!  

New Springtime Flavors at Blue Toad Hard Cider

The weather may be a bit gloomy, and snow may be in the forecast still, but we promise, if the calendar reads Spring, we are committed to making the best flavors for the season. We’ve gotten creative this year and really inspired by the sunshine and flowers that are sure to come, even if it doesn’t feel like it. We’ve said it before, but here at Blue Toad Hard Cider we love to create new flavors and especially when our loyal fans request a special flavor of their own. If you have a crazy (or even not-so-crazy) flavor idea, we’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment, send us an email, or drop by our tasting rooms and let us know what you’d like to try. You never know, your idea could come to fruition!

Ginger Ale Infused Batch 1

Available only in our Henrietta tasting room!

Ginger Ale Infused Batch 1 (4.8% ABV) – A subtly spicy, crisp and dry cider. Notes of honeysuckle and fresh pressed apples give this cider it’s unique flavor profile. A refreshing sessionable cider just in time for Spring!


Lilac Cider

Available in New York only. Now available in cans and in tasting rooms! A celebration of the Flower City! A refreshing and crisp cider, locking the tastes and smells of spring with Rochester’s own lilacs and our Flower City Blonde Hard Cider.  5% ABV.

Blueberry Hard Cider

We soaked 3 lbs of blueberries in a tank for 14 days. A small amount of blueberry extract was used to jazz it up a bit, too. A lot of the color actually came from the blueberries themselves in the tank. Its very fresh and fruity. Nice tannins and mouthfeel from the blueberry skins, too. 5.5% ABV.

Blueberry is available in Virginia at our cider farm and also available in cans at local retailers. If you want to buy a case, we have them for sale on our website. Check it out here!

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration With Blue Toad Hard Cider

St. Patrick’s Day may be our favorite holiday at Blue Toad Hard Cider. Since the actual holiday only happens once a year, we have decided that St. Practice Day is in order. This is the one day a year we can practice for the holiday, so when the big day comes, we can do it right. Dust off your Irish dancing shoes and pop open a Paddy Green Cider and come down to the pub to help us celebrate.

St. Practice Day

Join us for St. Practice Day on Saturday, March 3 from 2-5pm at the Blue Toad Hard Cider Pub on Rockfish Valley Highway in Afton, Virginia. Start your month off with great food, Irish music and lots of cider.

St. Patrick’s Day

Of course, on St. Patrick’s Day, we will be celebrating again. Join us Saturday, March 17 from 2-6pm for an Irish celebration. Drink Paddy Green Irish Cider, eat lots of great Irish food like Irish Nachos and Rueben Egg Rolls. Joh Howard, Alex Arbaugh and Sam Lowe will be there to entertain with live music in the afternoon. See you then!