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Blue Toad Hard Cider, March 2019 Events

January may have lasted forever, but February flew by in a blink of an eye! We love the month of March for several reasons – spring is in the air, daylight savings time, and of course, we get to celebrate our favorite holiday! St. Paddy’s Day! Be sure to grab your share of Paddy Green to celebrate all month long. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out all the events we will be attending this month.

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Saturday, March 16 – 7th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash

Blue Toad has always been known to throw a good St. Paddy’s Day Bash and stretch our Irish Legs! Whether a full blown pub, or a cidery, we celebrate our heritage, and everyone’s favorite holiday! Our Paddy Green Irish Cider was honored last year in the worlds largest cider competition  with the only modern cider Gold Medal in the great state of Virginia and it will be flowing from noon to 5pm!

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, March 2 – Nine Pin Cider Presents The Gathering: New York Farm Cideries

On Saturday March 2nd, join us on Nine Pin’s production floor with farm cideries from all corners of New York for a tasting and market experience that only New York State can offer. Enjoy free samples of unique batches of ciders all made from New York apples with the ability to purchase limited and exclusive ciders by the growler, bottle, and can to go! This will be a ticketed event with two sessions (12-3pm and 4-7pm). Tickets include 3 hours of sampling of a huge diversity of NYS ciders, a branded Gathering of the Farm Cideries tasting glass, and access to purchasing extremely rare and unique ciders.

Friday, March 29 – Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail First Fest

Join us for the first ever Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail tasting event! First Fest will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor. Enjoy samples from nearly 30 craft beverage producers, plus there will be food vendors, a free tasting glass, music and raffle prizes. Get your tickets today!

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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Valentine’s Day With Blue Toad Hard Cider

It’s the season of love! And what says “I love you” more than sharing a growler of Blue Toad Hard Cider with your Valentine? This weekend at our Blue Toad Hard Cider locations we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day the best way we know how – with cider!

Stop by our central Virginia location this weekend from Friday through Sunday and you can steal the pint AND walk away with a red rose for your sweetheart. There’s nothing more romantic than sipping cider outside in the Blue Ridge Mountains while staying warm by the fire pits. We’d love to help you celebrate.

If you stop by our Rochester, New York location, you will receive a free piece of cheesecake with a purchase of any pint. We think that our campfire mugs would make a great last minute gift for your valentine as well.  

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Happy 4th Birthday, Blue Toad!

Happy Birthday to us! It’s hard to believe that Blue Toad Hard Cider has been around for four years, and we’ve had a blast.

A lot has happened in four years:

  • We’ve opened tasting rooms in both New York and Virginia.
  • We have been on tap in dozens of local bars and restaurants.
  • We have shipped to countless addresses for you to enjoy at home.
  • We’ve canned thousands and thousands of gallons of cider to put on the shelf at local retailers.
  • We continue to develop new flavors each season.
  • We’ve hosted dozens of local bands in our tasting rooms.
  • We’ve set up tents and booths and countless events across the state and region.
  • We’ve met awesome people who have supported our mission of making delicious cider from local ingredients!

Blue Toad was just a dream for a couple of small town kids and to see it become a reality has been an absolute joy. We cannot thank you, our loyal customers and fans, for helping us to grow and for continuing to drink Blue Toad Hard Cider.

‘s to four years of Blue Toad and to many, many more!