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October 2019 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Events

It’s everyone’s favorite month – Halloween, lots of candy, spooky movies cuddled up on the couch, and of course CIDER of every kind, especially the hard variety. Blue Toad Hard Cider is ready to celebrate October with you! We will be having events at our tasting rooms, cider houses, and across the areas of Rochester and Central Virginia.

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Friday, October 4th – Harvest Fest Steal the Pint Night

It’s Harvest Fest Season! Get a pint of our delicious Harvest Fest Cider and steal the glass! Keep your collection going with this special series of glasses!

Saturdays, October 5th and October 19th – Apple Butter Makin’ Festival at Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchard

We will be making apple butter and pressing cider. There will be crafters, live music, food vendors, Corn Maze, PYO Pumpkins and LOTS of fresh, delicious apples to select from. Come on out!!

Saturday & Sunday, October 19th-20 – Fall Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

Spend a sunny fall weekend on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront in Town Point Park, sampling a variety of over 200 wines from over 30 premier Virginia wineries! Feast on gourmet foods, shop from specialty merchants and enjoy live music at the most anticipated wine festival of the Fall season.

Sunday, October 27th – Yaymaker at Blue Toad Cider House, Waynesboro

Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making! Instruction is provided by an expert host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Grab your friends to paint, plant, tinker, and build—and give your week something to shout about.

Rochester, New York Area Events

Monday, October 21st – Alcohol Ink: Abstract Florals

Explore alcohol ink and its application in painting to create a one of a kind floral print on Yupo paper. We’ll utilize inks to mimic the effect of watercolor in bold and vivid colors, as well as drawing and line work to emphasize the properties of a flower. Students will be experimenting with ink application and will leave with a basic understanding of how to further pursue the medium. Print includes a professional matte package to fit on an 11”x14” frame. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a favorite floral to be inspired by!

Please note: This ticket includes one glass of cider for those 21+. Anyone under the age of 21 can enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage. A happy half-hour will take place from 6:00pm-6:30pm and the class will run from 6:30pm-8:15pm.

august flavors

August Flavors at Blue Toad Hard Cider

This month our cider makers have been having a blast releasing yearly seasonals as well as limited edition flavors that taste awesome! Both our Virginia and New York locations have our local favorites on tap, but in addition, we’ve added some funky flavors for you to try.

Orange Crush is now available on tap and in cans at all Virginia locations and in retailers around the area. Orange Crush is made from a blend of three apples found in the Blue Ridge and orange peels are used to bring out the flavor of both fruits. This light and refreshing cider is perfect for the heat of summer!

No matter your political views, Impeached Hard Cider is a fan favorite. Impeached is a blend of local apples and peaches, and each fruit bursts through with flavor. This flavor is available in our Virginia locations.

In recognition of Hurricane Camille, we released Ginger Gold Cider in Virginia. Ginger Gold is famous as the apple that Hurricane Camille brought forth. Camille brought devastating floods to Nelson County, Virginia in 1969, and the orchards of Clyde and Frances “Ginger” Harvey were badly washed out. In recovering the few surviving trees around the edge of one Winesap orchard, and then was found the parents to be Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin. This cider is 100% Ginger Gold Apples, Dry & Delicious. 5.5% ABV.

Meanwhile in New York, we’ve released two new flavors. First the Sweet Le Monte is our rendition of a southern favorite with a marriage of cardamom and lemon. This isn’t lemon tea, it’s Le Monte. Pinkies up!

We’ve also released Cowabunga Colada – a tidal wave of pineapple collides with boat load of coconut! Tastes just like it sounds and makes you feel like you’re sipping a cocktail on the beach!