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.

Beer & Cider

Youthful cider producers lead Royal Bath & West Cider Championships

Harry’s Cider, a Somerset-based family producer established in 2012, beat off 100s of entries to win the 2018 British Cider Championship at the Royal

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Swift Halves: Belgian beers and zesty ales

Bookended by Belgian beers, from a pine-laden Noble Session Ale to a cherry-imbued golden ale, Susanna Forbes finds a sour raspberry-scented winner an

Beer & Cider

Westons Cider Report 2018: 'Time to refresh your approach to cider'

Cider has grown 3.5% in value and 2.2% in volume overall over the last year according to the Westons Cider Report 2018.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves: the latest beer and cider launches

As competition for space in the cider category ratchets up with the news of BrewDog’s investment in Hawkes, this week’s Swift Halves includes three cr

Beer & Cider

Under the influence: Cidermakers borrow from the worlds of beer and wine

Cider producers have been learning from – and joining forces with – their peers in beer and wine to create some extraordinary crossover expressions.

Beer & Cider

When Imbibe went to CiderCon: The top trends for 2018

Last month, 1,000 cider professionals gathered in Baltimore for CiderCon, the globe’s largest cider conference, Nielsen stats showed that regional/loc

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North Brewing's Transmission takes to taps at Mitchells & Butlers

Eight months after taking top spot in Imbibe’s IPA Challenge, North Brewing Co’s Transmission is hitting the taps in over 100 new venues.

Beer & Cider

Luxembourg’s first cidery UK debut and coconut porter: Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves

Alongside the UK debut of Luxembourg’s first cidery, malt hogs the spotlight with this week’s Swift Halves, from a low -alcohol London winner to a dar

Beer & Cider

Under the influence: Cidermakers borrow from the worlds of beer and wine

Cider producers have been learning from – and joining forces with – their peers in beer and wine to create some extraordinary crossover expressions.

Beer & Cider

When Imbibe went to CiderCon: The top trends for 2018

Last month, 1,000 cider professionals gathered in Baltimore for CiderCon, the globe’s largest cider conference, Nielsen stats showed that regional/loc

Beer & Cider

North Brewing's Transmission takes to taps at Mitchells & Butlers

Eight months after taking top spot in Imbibe’s IPA Challenge, North Brewing Co’s Transmission is hitting the taps in over 100 new venues.

Beer & Cider

Luxembourg’s first cidery UK debut and coconut porter: Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves

Alongside the UK debut of Luxembourg’s first cidery, malt hogs the spotlight with this week’s Swift Halves, from a low -alcohol London winner to a dar

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes’ top picks from the SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Imbibe's beer and cider editor Susanna Forbes headed down to the Independent Beer Awards, held at SIBA's annual BeerX event in Liverpool, to sniff out

Beer & Cider

Beer cities of Britain unite

As Sheffield Beer Week 2018 hoves into view, so does the opportunity for ambitious event organisers to emulate the success of these multi-event festiv

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes’ top picks from the SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Imbibe's beer and cider editor Susanna Forbes headed down to the Independent Beer Awards, held at SIBA's annual BeerX event in Liverpool, to sniff out

Beer & Cider

Beer cities of Britain unite

As Sheffield Beer Week 2018 hoves into view, so does the opportunity for ambitious event organisers to emulate the success of these multi-event festiv