blue toad hard cider events june 2018

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.  
paddy green wins gold

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.


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.