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

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

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’

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

Beer & Cider

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

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

Beer & Cider

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

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