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Lynn McIlwee

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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Latest Posts

Hops Canary: A BC Hop Farming Primer

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Chilliwack Hop Farms. Photo credit: D. Smith Late summer is hop harvest season. This is when your favourite brewers grab as many fresh hops as they can get their lupulin-stained hands on to brew a… Continue Reading

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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 Raleigh boast the largest percentage… Continue Reading

Golden ray of sun dawns in Yeast Van

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A visit to the newly opened Andina Brewing Company is like walking into a friend’s house. The ambience is lively with music and conversation and you are welcomed with open arms, a passionfruit black IPA,… Continue Reading

A Copenhagen Beer Celebration

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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 & Brød, Ramen to Bíiru, not… Continue Reading

Bellingham: Drink it all in

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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 may make more trips for… Continue Reading

Backyard Hop Growing

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Entering my fourth year of growing backyard hops, I don’t consider myself an expert but I have produced healthy and happy mature hops (2015 yield: 8lbs of Cascade from one plant). When we started growing… Continue Reading

Getting Beer Home Safely

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...travel tips from Hops Canary My husband and I plan our vacations to beer-friendly cities to visit breweries and scout out the good beer bars in that area. Maybe one day my work colleagues won’t… Continue Reading

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