blue toad hard cider february 2018

Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, February 2018

And just like that, we’re a month into the new year! We’ve got some exciting events happening this month and we can’t wait to show you all the new flavors we’ve been working on. We’ve rounded up some of the February events Blue Toad Hard Cider is throwing in the Rochester, New York and Central Virginia areas. Hope to see you there!

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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.

Rochester, New York Area Events

Saturday, February 10 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Turns 3!

Help us celebrate our third birthday with the staff at our Henrietta tasting room and live music from Nick LeDuc!

Saturday, February 10 – Puppy Play & Pour

Bring your pup, 12 months or younger, and join Blue Toad Hard Cider along with other local breweries at Wags Dog Club in Rochester. There will be puppies for adoption and a truly Happy Hour!

Saturday, February 17 – The 4th Annual Gathering of the Farm Cideries

Located at Nine Pin Cider in Albany, the Gathering of the Farm Cideries is back after a sold out 2017 event. Enjoy free samples of unique ciders all made with New York apples. You also have the opportunity to purchase limited and exclusive ciders by the growler, bottle and can.

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!  

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New Barrel Aged Flavor: CranApple Rye

Our Cider Makers have done it again. This time, Blue Toad Hard Cider partnered with Silverback Distillery, another local Nelson County business, to create an aged cider that is sure to make you lips pucker in delight.

CranApple Rye is our newest barrel aged cider. Using Silverback Distillery’s Award Winning Blackback Rye Barrels, we started by barrel-aging Blue Toad Hard Cider’s Award Winning Blue Ridge Blonde for 100 days. We blended the cider with cranberries, and CranApple Rye was born.

CranApple Rye has a great nose combined with a tartness from the cranberries. The apple flavor comes in on the front and ends with a smooth rye finish. This cider is a limited release and will be available in the Blue Toad Hard Cider Nelson County tasting rooms until the barrels are tapped.

Blue Toad’s Barrel Aged Series started in 2017. Last year, Blue Toad Hard Cider partnered with Silverback Distillery to create two other barrel-aged flavors,ROCBack Rye and Peach Apple Rye. Blue Toad also partnered with Honeoye Falls Distillery in New York to make Cherry Apple Bourbon, a huge hit. By using the same barrels that these distilleries use to age their spirits, we are reducing waste and creating innovative and tasty new ciders for you to enjoy. Have an idea for a new Blue Toad Barrel Aged Flavor? Send it our way!

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Blue Toad Tap Takeover On Wintergreen

This Thursday, January 18th Blue Toad Hard Cider will be hosting a Tap Takeover at Wintergreen Resort at Checkerberry Cabin. Blue Toad Blue Ridge Blonde, Black Cherry and our seasonal, WinterFest will be available on tap.

It’s also locals night! Blue Toad will be giving away free swag, there will be a DJ playing great tunes and fun for adults and kids! You deserve a night of fun after a long week.

The conditions are looking perfect for skiing or snowboarding. Wintergreen is making snow on Big Acorn, Upper Turkey, Outer Limits, Devils Elbow and The Gap. New trails will open throughout the week and into the weekend. Plus, some natural snow is in the forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday, only adding to the great conditions! Remember, every day is a snow day at Wintergreen.