cider maker clinches deal to sell his drink after contest win
teenager from Weston who won a home brewing competition at Burnham-On-Sea's
Food and Drink Festival on Saturday has already clinched a deal
to sell his drink.
Liam Penn, 18, won the 'Great Burnham Brew Off' with his impressive
cider in a contest where amateur cider makers were invited to
compete to make the best farmhouse cider.
cider was praised by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) winner Steve
Dean from the Crossways Inn in West Huntspill, who judged the
wouldn't know Liam's cider was a home brew - it was that good,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "I have to admit to being a little
nervous about judging this competition because I thought we would
see some rough cider, but in fact Liam's entry is smooth and fruity
- a great winner."
was so impressed that I have invited Liam to supply The Crossways
with his cider for our annual beer and cider festival on the August
Bank Holiday weekend."
Liam said he was "really pleased" with the outcome,
adding: "I love making cider - it's so rewarding to create
your own brew when it's enjoyed by others."
crowds turned out to visit Saturday's Food and Drink Festival,
which was held in venues across the town centre over the course
of seven hours, as featured
Pictired: Festival organiser Beverley Milner Simonds with judge
Steve Dean and winner Liam Penn