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!
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!
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!