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Guild Member Profile

Susanna Forbes

Journalist & editor
  • Editor
  • Event speaking
  • Beer judge
  • Journalist
  • Midlands
  • How To Judge Beer
  • Beer Academy Founder
  • Beer Academy Advanced
  • Beer Judging Experience
  • International Beer Challenge Judge
  • Camra
  • National union of journalists
  • Food Matching
  • Wine
  • Cider
  • On Trade
  • Off Trade
  • Travel Tourism
  • drinkstourism

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

Experienced drinks journalist and editor specialising in beer and cider destined for the hospitality sector plus drinks tourism; beer & cider judge; boutique cider producer at Little Pomona, with husband, James Forbes.

Member of the Board for the BGBW

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Freelance drinks journalist, Susanna is the Beer & Cider Editor for Imbibe magazine and Imbibe Live.
“I write about beer, brewing and the wonderful people involved in the industry at home and abroad for those in the trade in restaurants, bars and pubs. Drinks tourism is a speciality, with my website, and whenever the chance arises, I write for consumer magazines such as CAMRA’s BEER.
“Social media, in particular twitter, is a vital part of the media mix. I also edit books, consult on publishing in general, have PR experience, and am a regular beer – and cider – judge.
“A move to Herefordshire to be near great apples (my husband James and I have set up a nano-cidery, Little Pomona) has luckily also placed me in the heart of hop country.”

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

The chance to meet, exchange ideas and learn from others in the Guild, plus the opportunity to find out more about the dynamic world of beer, brewing – and brewers!