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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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Blue Toad Hard Cider, February 2019 Events

February is a busy month for Blue Toad Hard Cider. As we begin to say goodbye to winter, we are celebrating new flavors and the return of some seasonal favorites. We hope to see you around at any of these events, or at our tasting rooms!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Friday, February 8 – Friday Night Weekend Welcome “Sushi and Cider”

Join us at Wintergreen Resort at the Mountain Inn Lobby for a complementary tasting of different Sushi and Blue Toad Hard Cider. Cider tasting is $5 for those who are 21 and older.

Members of the Wintergreen staff will be on hand to answer questions, talk about the history of Wintergreen and exciting plans for the future.  

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 2 – Blue Toad Sampling & Hot “Toadie” Steal The Mug Event at Swain

Blue Toad Hard Cider will be stopping by after the Swain Chili Cook-off Contest to do a cider sampling. They will also be featuring a Hot “Toadie” Steal the Mug Event.

Blue Toad Hot “Toadies” are a blend of Blue Toad Hard Cider, sweet cider, brown sugar and mulling spices. This is warmed up and served in a 15oz cinnamon-sugar rimmed Blue Toad Campfire Mug. Purchase one of these delicious Hot “Toadies” during the evening and keep the campfire mug it get’s served in. Mugs are limited to the first 48 people to order one of these delicious beverages that night. Event begins at 4pm.

Saturday, February 9 – 4th Annual Birthday Bash! The Cranny is Back!

Join us as we cheers to 4 years! Live music by Men Behaving Badly Acoustic Duo, appetizers to munch on and a return of a fan favorite – Cranny Appleton. If you have not had this cider the past, make sure to try this one out. A tart, dry cranberry infused hard cider. Event begins at 5pm.

Saturday, February 23 – FeBREWary Beer Walk Hosted by Beertavia and Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District

Purchase tickets online at https://downtownbataviany.com or in person at Adam Miller Toy and/or Angotti Beverage. Event goes from 4-8pm.

Wednesday, February 27 – Blue Toad Paddy Green Tasting at Flags Webster

Join us for the Blue Toad Tasting party from 7-pm! Featuring Paddy Green Cider. Free tastings and give a-ways! Lets get our green on! Hey, it’s getting close to St. Patricks Day!!

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, January 2019 Events

Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what is in store for us as we celebrate our fourth year in operation. We are kicking off the new year with several events around the Central Virginia and Rochester, New York areas. We hope to see you there!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Tuesday, January 1 – 12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser for Nelson County Community Fund

Come help raise funds for our local community fund. As part of our 12 days of Christmas we are giving back to our community. Come enjoy locally sourced and award winning hard cider here on our historical high view farm. Stock up and Support our Locality and enjoy the New Year. $5 Of Every Growler Fill or Fill / Glass Combo will be Donated to NCCF $2 of Every Pint will be Donated $2 of Every 8 Glass Flight will be Donated

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, January 19 – Homegrown Ocho

The 8th annual Homegrown festival is going down at Lovin’ Cup on January 19th. This is the Three Heads anniversary party and we always make it a celebration of all things Rochester.

There are samplings that go on from noon until 9 in a heated tent on the patio. There are 3 sessions (12-3, 3-6 and 6-9) and we get over 100 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and other various vendors to come sample and talk about what they do.

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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Ugly Sweater Party at Blue Toad New York

What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season? Is it seeing the lights or spending time with family? Is it the great food or gift giving?

We love all of those things, too! But one of our favorite things is seeing all those ugly sweaters from seasons past. We want to see who has the ugliest sweater of all!

On Friday, December 14th join us for an Ugly Sweater Party at Blue Toad Hard Cider in Henrietta. From 5-8pm we will be celebrating the holiday season with holiday music and movies, great snacks, and hard cider specials. Be sure to wear your ugliest sweater because the person who does will win a great prize.

We have great cider on tap for you to enjoy. See you then!

Flavors on Tap:

ROC Hard Amber (6.0% ABV)

Flower City Blonde (4.9% ABV)

Black Cherry (6.0% ABV)

Toadally Tea (5.0% ABV)

Winter Fest (6.2% ABV)

It’s A Great Pumpkin (6.2% AVB)

Barrel Aged Whiskey Apple (8.9% ABV)

Farm Beers on Tap:

Fifth Frame Brewing- #SelfCare Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV)

Fairport Brewing- Hempberry Kombucha Tea (N.A)

Bottles and Cans:

Twisted Rail- Ale Aboard (5.5% ABV)

Twisted Rail- Farmhouse Ale (5.5% ABV)

Twisted Rail- 50 Shades Of Red (5.5% ABV)

Fairport Brewing- Crown Jewel (Buchabeer) (4.1% ABV)

Wine:

Zugibe Vineyards (12%ABV)
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Blue Toad Hard Cider, December 2018 Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’d love to spend some of that time with you. Below is a list of our holiday events that will be happening in both Central Virginia and the Rochester, New York areas. Come by and say hello. Check back for updates throughout the month!

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

  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, November 2018 Events

Brrr!!! Is that November we are feeling?! We can’t wait to release our winter seasonal flavors for you this year. And in the meantime, be sure to check us out at all the local events we will be hosting or attending. Where every you see us, be sure to stop by the Blue Toad tent and say hi!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Friday, November 9 – Cider Week Charlottesville Kick Off

Kick off Virginia Cider Week at FIREFLY in Charlottesville with more than a dozen ciders on tap or available by bottle/can/glass all week long! At the kickoff event you’ll be able to meet local cidermakers and get a chance to win prizes from your favorite area cideries. We’ll have cider-centric food pairings, too, throughout Cider Week! Non-alcoholic cider and mocktails available, too! The event starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. It is kid friendly!  

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, November 3 – Winterfest Can Release

Stop by our Henrietta tasting room between 2-8pm for our Winterfest Can Release party. Grab some cans from right off the canning line! Our Winterfest Hard Cider is a blend of cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves and pairs perfectly with this cold weather. Enjoy free pizza and free samples of our Hot “Toadies”. Campfire mugs will be available to take home for only $7.95. Growler fills and variety packs available to take home as well!

Thursday, November 15 – Blue Toad Hard Cider Pairing Party

First ever Cider Pairing Dinner at SUNY Schenectady!!! Blue Toad Hard Cider is a New York State-based cidery in the Rochester area and a great supporter of the beverage programs at SUNY Schenectady. Students from the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism will prepare a 3-course meal that will delight the palate and compliment the delicious ciders from Blue Toad Hard Cider. Reservations are required and will fill quickly for this inaugural event as all the beverage dinners do!!

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, October 2018 Events

October is here! The official cider season is upon us. Apple cider is the very drink that epitomizes the weather getting cooler and the fall leaves changing color. We have exciting events for you this month and we can’t wait to see you there!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14 – The Second Annual Blue Toad Hard Cider Oktoaderfest

A weekend of family friendly festivities October 13th and 14th! On Saturday enjoy Our Cider & Beer Pop Up Tasting Row (Pints Available as Well – See ticket link for required tickets), Souvenir Tasting Glass, Harvest Fest Hot Toadies, food from Blue Mountain Grill and live music from Alex Arbaugh, and more!

On Sunday, bring the family down for Pumpkin spiced pancakes and pick one free pumpkin per child with a food or beverage purchase starting 10:30am. Enjoy cider-mosas, fresh pressed apple cider and the 360* mountain views.

Sunday, October 21 – 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Pancakes

Join us for fresh Pumpkin Pancakes right off the Griddle! (Regular and Gluten Free will be available as well). Each Purchase of Food or Pint/Cans gets you a Free Pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch! Come early, bring entire family, plenty of games and a playground.

The scenery with our 360* Mountain Views should be perfect with the leaves on fire with colors!

Fresh Pressed Cider and Just Picked Apples will be available as well as “Hot Toadies”, Mulled Cider and all of our award winning Farm to Tap Hard Ciders.

Sunday, October 28 – Haunted Hoedown Community Fundraising Event

This event will benefit Nelson County Youth Football & Cheer; a local travel soccer team and Local Animal Rescue.

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, October 20 – 2018 Swain Beer Festival

Join Blue Toad, along with 30 local breweries at the 2018 Swain Beer Festival at Swain Ski Resort. This year’s event boasts two floors of draft beer, two venues with live music and multiple food trucks. Can’t wait to see you there.

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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Help Us Expand Our Production!

Blue Toad Hard Cider has come a long way in the last few years. We are so proud of the business we are building and the best part is getting to create great ciders for our loyal customers, just like you.

In case you didn’t know, Blue Toad makes cider and has tasting rooms in both the Rochester, New York area as well as the Central Virginia region. Our owners are originally from the Rochester area and one has since moved to Nelson County, Virginia. We figured that instead of picking one spot, we’d have a presence in both places – using ingredients local to each region in those ciders.

We’ve got big goals! We want to make more cider and reach more people. So we are looking to expand our production facility. In order to do so, we need YOUR help.

Beginning this weekend, come purchase a $200 gift card for just $100. It’s that simple!

Here’s the catch: We only have 100 available to the public. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. So buy soon! >Click Here To Buy Now

FINE PRINT:

CARDS NOT GOOD FOR FREQUENT “TOADER” OR MUG CLUB DISCOUNTS

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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!