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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Beer Merchants Tap opens in Hackney

Cave Direct’s first bar, the Beer Merchants Tap, has opened in Hackney Wick, less than three months after its successful crowdfunding bid.Based in a h

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Susanna Forbes' picks from Craft Beer Rising

From Craft Beer Rising to a modern creperie, Susanna Forbes crosses continents and cultures as she brings you this week’s picks8 Wired, Cucumber Hippy

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Susanna Forbes’ cider-tinged swift halves

Two weeks after CiderCon, the globe’s largest celebration of the fermented apple, Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves are unsurprisingly cider-tinged.

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Earth Station to bring new life to Newham

Early Autumn will be the first release date for beers from Earth Station, the new brewery being built in London’s Royal Docks by former Beavertown hea

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Beer Merchants Tap opens in Hackney

Cave Direct’s first bar, the Beer Merchants Tap, has opened in Hackney Wick, less than three months after its successful crowdfunding bid.Based in a h

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' picks from Craft Beer Rising

From Craft Beer Rising to a modern creperie, Susanna Forbes crosses continents and cultures as she brings you this week’s picks8 Wired, Cucumber Hippy

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes’ cider-tinged swift halves

Two weeks after CiderCon, the globe’s largest celebration of the fermented apple, Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves are unsurprisingly cider-tinged.

Beer & Cider

Earth Station to bring new life to Newham

Early Autumn will be the first release date for beers from Earth Station, the new brewery being built in London’s Royal Docks by former Beavertown hea

Beer & Cider

Cider superstars: The young blood cidermakers reinventing the category

Want to know who’s making the running in the fast-moving world of craft cider? From New York to Dorset to London, Susanna Forbes picks out the produce

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Classic IPAs and Japanese lager: Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves

We mix old with new this week, as our beers and ciders range from a classic IPA to a reimagined Japanese lager, from afternoon tea at an ultra-fashion

Beer & Cider

Cider superstars: The young blood cidermakers reinventing the category

Want to know who’s making the running in the fast-moving world of craft cider? From New York to Dorset to London, Susanna Forbes picks out the produce

Beer & Cider

Classic IPAs and Japanese lager: Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves

We mix old with new this week, as our beers and ciders range from a classic IPA to a reimagined Japanese lager, from afternoon tea at an ultra-fashion