August 16, 2018

Left Foot Charley’s Strawberry Cider

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Aug. 4, 2018

If summer and fall met and mingled under an August moon, Left Foot Charley’s strawberry cider would be the result of their magical union. Imagine a dry cider — one of LFC’s classic cider styles — infused with 400 pounds of strawberries. The initial sip is a surprisingly un-sweet but crisp and sparkling one that concludes with an equally surprising creamy finish. Wine- and cider-making maestro Brian Ulrich originally — and temporarily — brought this combo to the masses two years ago, and its devotees are thrilled to see it back on tap. Count us among its biggest fans. $15 for a growler, $7 for a glass, and only available for a limited time. Find it at 806 Red Dr., Suite 100, at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. (231) 995-0500, www.leftfootcharley.com

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