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Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, August 2018

Summer! Don’t go! We’ve still got so much to do outside. Let’s soak up every little bit of sunshine that Summer 2018 has to give us. Blue Toad Hard Cider has some great events this coming month, both at our tasting rooms and partnering with other great organizations in Central Virginia and the Rochester, New York areas. Be sure to come back and check for updates as we add more events to our calendar. See you there!

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, August 4th – Liam Alone at The Toad

Come listen to the sounds of Liam Alone at Blue Toad Hard Cider! With a set composed of originals and covers, you can expect from this singer & songwriter some funk, rock, soul and the occasional beatbox. Free admission. Food will provided by the Rinkside Grill.

Friday, August 17 – Graycliff Ciderfest 2018!

Join Blue Toad Hard Cider and other local crafted ciders for the inaugural Graycliff Ciderfest. Visit the two and a half acres of Frank Lloyd Wright designed Graycliff. Tasting tickets includes a basic tour, nine tasting tokens and one beverage token. Designated Driver tickets are only $15.

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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Blue Toad Hard Cider Is Hiring!

Are you or someone you know looking for a change of scenery and want to get involved in the cider biz? We’ve got an opportunity for you! Blue Toad Hard Cider New York is looking for a Head Cider Maker and Production Manager. This position will serve as Head Cider Maker and Production Manger for Blue Toad Hard Cider in both Rochester, New York and Roseland, Virginia. The position will oversee all production of various cider flavors and varieties from the delivery of fresh pressed sweet cider to the packaging of the finished product – keeping up with all aspects of demand. Responsibilities include:
  • Implementation of EKOS Cidermaker Cloud Based Production Management and Tracking software for the entire company
  • Process and procedures created for updating, maintenance, inventory, supplies, etc. for EKOS Cidermaker
  • Report collection and production forecasting based on current and historical data
  • All duties related to fermentation (yeast propagation, monitoring and promoting healthy fermentation)
  • Filtering (using plate and frame as well as DE filtration methods)
  • CIP of all production equipment
  • Packaging (kegging and canning)
  • Record keeping and reporting
Job Requirements:
  • At least one year working in cider, beer or wine production
  • Get it done attitude and constantly looking to improve processes and procedures
  • Attend sales calls and events while speaking knowledgeably about the product
  • Ability to manage employees at times from afar
  • High School diploma
  • Basic computer competency with knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets, Cloud, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between production facilities in Rochester, NY and Roseland, VA
  • Clean and valid driver’s license
  • Can lift at least 50 pouds
  • Flexible scheduling with ability to adjust schedule based on production needs
  • Possess a strong desire to maintain a sanitary facility
  • Deadline and goal driven
  • Mechanical aptitude and willingness to problem-solve
Interested? Apply here.
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Orange Crush, Toadally Tea and Hawaii Toad Ohh!

It’s officially summer in Blue Toad country and all of our favorite summer flavors are back and better than ever. Keep a lookout in your local grocery for Blue Toad Hard Cider cans and let us know what flavors you want to see next! If you haven’t seen the cans in store, check our tasting rooms or even try online to see what we have available.

Orange Crush Now in 16oz Cans

Finally, we can start counting apples and oranges together. Orange Crush is made from a blend of three locally sourced apple varieties and orange peels to bring out the best of both fruits. A light and refreshing cider, perfect for the warm weather. 5% ABV

Toadally Tea Makes a Comeback for Summer

The Arnold Palmer of the Hard Cider world, Toadally Tea is now available in 16oz cans. Toadally Tea is a blend of three apples creating a light and refreshing beverage combine with tea leaves that provides a refreshing and smooth hard cider.

Pineapple Release Party!

Join us Saturday, July 21 for our Hawaii Toad Ohh release party. Complete with live music from Nick LeDuc and food by Rinkside Grill. We will also have 25% off growler fills all day!

Hawaii Toad Ohh is a seasonal flavor mixing the smooth, citrus taste of fresh Hawaiian pineapple with the crisp, tart sweetness of apple cider. 6% ABV