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Lynn McIlwee

Lynn is an experienced beer event judge, hop grower and homebrewer. In her Hops Canary column, she writes about our beer related travel around the world, beer festivals, local beer events and other beer topics of interest.


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Brewery Tours: good for beer lovers, good for breweries

By Lynn McIlwee
  • April 18, 2018
With the surge of breweries in the BC Lower Mainland, a number of bus tour companies have jumped on the opportunity to engage with craft beer drinkers. Canadian Craft Tours are fully engaged in BC’s craft beer, spirits, and wine scene with tours in Vancouver and surrounding areas, including the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Nanaimo, Whistler/Squamish, and the Okanagan.
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Hops Canary

By Lynn McIlwee
  • August 9, 2017

Asheville NC: The Booming South If you’re wondering why so many beer conferences are headed to North Carolina, their 200+ breweries and brewpubs may be the answer. Asheville, Charlotte and…

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A Copenhagen Beer Celebration

By Lynn McIlwee
  • September 1, 2016

Copenhagen - home of the Little Mermaid and about 100 Mikkeller beer destinations. Ok fine, maybe not 100, but there's Mikkeller and Friends, Mikkeller Bar, War Pigs, Koelschip, Øl &…

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Bellingham: Drink it all in

By Lynn McIlwee
  • May 25, 2016

When you live close to the 49th parallel, day trips to Bellingham are an easy 60-ish minute drive from Vancouver. And when the beer scene is pretty damn fantastic, one…

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