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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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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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

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Pub trends 2018: haze, food and keeping it local

Three beer/pub gurus give us their predictions for beer styles, pub trends and business for the next 12 monthsThe Beer Trends by Jonny Bright, owner,

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You put what in it?!?! The weirdest things to go in beers...

From chillies and chocolate to lobster and, er, pizza, brewers are happy to try anything when flavouring their beers.

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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

Beer & Cider

Pub trends 2018: haze, food and keeping it local

Three beer/pub gurus give us their predictions for beer styles, pub trends and business for the next 12 monthsThe Beer Trends by Jonny Bright, owner,

Beer & Cider

You put what in it?!?! The weirdest things to go in beers...

From chillies and chocolate to lobster and, er, pizza, brewers are happy to try anything when flavouring their beers.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' swift halves

From a new Cathedral of Beer in Berkshire to a classic cider producer in Herefordshire, via Spain, Edinburgh, and a perfume shop in Oxford Street, Sus

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Molson Coors buys Aspall Cyder

After a year of 'will they, won't they?', it was announced that family-based Aspall Cyder has been snapped up by brewing giant Molson Coors in a deal

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Susanna Forbes' swift halves

From a new Cathedral of Beer in Berkshire to a classic cider producer in Herefordshire, via Spain, Edinburgh, and a perfume shop in Oxford Street, Sus

Beer & Cider

Molson Coors buys Aspall Cyder

After a year of 'will they, won't they?', it was announced that family-based Aspall Cyder has been snapped up by brewing giant Molson Coors in a deal