Susanna Forbes


Journalist, editor and drinks judge, Susanna Forbes specialises in beer, cider, English wine and drinks tourism. Regularly to be found on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/drinkbritain">@DrinkBritain</a>, she’s recently bought an orchard in Herefordshire with her husband, James, to start their own cider business.

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The UK's first pommelier Jane Peyton on the importance of understanding cider

Jane Peyton, drinks consultant and founder of Beer Day Britain, swapped beer for cider earlier this week when The Beer & Cider Academy accredited her

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The Beer & Cider Academy names the UK's first ever pommeliers

The Beer & Cider Academy has accredited the UK's first pommeliers – or 'cider sommeliers' – as part of a drive to elevate the status of cider and put

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Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves: A punchy double IPA, a saffron beer and Mikkeller's first core range

This month’s Swift Halves from Imbibe’s beer and cider editor Susanna Forbes is a mixed bag, ranging from a punchy double IPA to a subtle saffron beer

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Swift Halves: Susanna Forbes' top new brews of the summer

While the rest of us have been busy sunning ourselves, Imbibe's beer and cider editor Susanna Forbes has been hard at work tracking down the latest be

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CAMRA names Siren's Broken Dream breakfast stout Champion Beer of Britain 2018

Broken Dream, a 6.5% breakfast stout from Siren, the five-year-old Finchampstead brewery in Berkshire, was the adventurous choice for CAMRA’s 2018 Cha

Beer & Cider

Six of the best from the Great British Beer Festival

Heading to the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) at Olympia over the next few days? With hundreds of breweries featured on regional bars, plus a numb

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Clash of the Cider Titans: The Beast from the East in surprise win

Imbibe Live’s Cider Ambassador Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider & Perry suffered a surprise defeat following an epic battle with Aspall’s Henry Chevallie

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Brewhouse & Kitchen win The Tapsters 2018 at Imbibe Live

Crafty Zealots beat off a strong challenge from the New World MoB to clinch The Tapsters 2018 title on the second day of Imbibe Live.With five close r

Beer & Cider

CAMRA names Siren's Broken Dream breakfast stout Champion Beer of Britain 2018

Broken Dream, a 6.5% breakfast stout from Siren, the five-year-old Finchampstead brewery in Berkshire, was the adventurous choice for CAMRA’s 2018 Cha

Beer & Cider

Six of the best from the Great British Beer Festival

Heading to the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) at Olympia over the next few days? With hundreds of breweries featured on regional bars, plus a numb

Beer & Cider

Clash of the Cider Titans: The Beast from the East in surprise win

Imbibe Live’s Cider Ambassador Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider & Perry suffered a surprise defeat following an epic battle with Aspall’s Henry Chevallie

Beer & Cider

Brewhouse & Kitchen win The Tapsters 2018 at Imbibe Live

Crafty Zealots beat off a strong challenge from the New World MoB to clinch The Tapsters 2018 title on the second day of Imbibe Live.With five close r

Beer & Cider

Get up and go: Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver in profile

Whether dabbling in wine lees, cask ageing or natural yeasts, there’s always something buzzing away in the famously restless brain of Brooklyn Brewery

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Titans of the bar world set to clash in The Tapsters final at Imbibe Live

Brewhouse & Kitchen (B&K) and the New World Trading Company edged out The Stable and Fuller’s Inns in a close-run semi final for The Tapsters, Imbibe’

Beer & Cider

Get up and go: Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver in profile

Whether dabbling in wine lees, cask ageing or natural yeasts, there’s always something buzzing away in the famously restless brain of Brooklyn Brewery

Beer & Cider

Titans of the bar world set to clash in The Tapsters final at Imbibe Live

Brewhouse & Kitchen (B&K) and the New World Trading Company edged out The Stable and Fuller’s Inns in a close-run semi final for The Tapsters, Imbibe’