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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Swift Halves: The beers and ciders to stock now

From the largest island of Greece to the valleys of Wiltshire, this month’s Swift Halves includes a 60-year-old classic, a modern West Coast pale ale

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An open letter to the Chancellor calling for a major rethink on cider duty

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget 2018 announcement elicited positive responses from many within the drinks industry – but for certain British cider

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Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves: A much-loved icon revived and a trans-European collab

From the revival of a much-loved icon to a trans-European collaboration and a great-tasting low-alcohol beer, it’s a rich crop for Susanna Forbes with

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Why it just got easier for you to organise a City Beer Week

City-wide beer celebrations just got easier to organise with the news of the formation of British Beer Cities.

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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

Beer & Cider

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

Beer & Cider

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

Beer & Cider

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

Beer & Cider

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

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

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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

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