Camp Beer – The Forager Bumbleberry Sour


Camp Beer – The Forager Bumbleberry Sour Review

Langley’s Camp Beer Co. opened its doors just before Christmas, but it’s a story that has been years in the making. Evolved from a local homebrew club, the brewery hired the club’s leader Dave Henry as Head Brewer. It seems to have turned out to be a wise move.

Recently, we reviewed Henry’s impressive Upstream Pale Ale (since updated with snazzy new can artwork). This time around, it’s a new fruit sour called The Forager (a great name that surprisingly hasn’t been taken by another BC brewery to our recollection oops, actually yes it has, which could be a problem.. but hopefully not).

The first impression is set by the very appealing package artwork (those colourfully stylistic yet modern and understated can labels Camp is printing are really topnotch). Upon opening, the beer pours a brilliant magenta/ruby red, with a touch of cloudiness.

On the nose, it is vinous, with notes of white grape and raspberry.

On the palate, the liquid is crisp with an ascorbic lemony tartness. There are fruity flavours of raspberry, blueberry, cherry, and cinnamon.

Lactose was used in the process, but the beer was crisp with only a tiny hint of yogurty lactic-ness.

Having said all that, it’s far more important to pay attention to our ratings below, where we score this a very high 4.6/5 for Overall Enjoyment.

Between the eye-catching artwork, smart name, appealing summer style, and well-executed product, Camp has a potential hit on its hands. All the more if it can get quantities of this highly desirable beer out to the Vancouver market. But for now, if you’re in the Langley area, order online at:

Camp Beer Shop -> 

Camp Beer Releases The Forager Bumbleberry Sour

Camp Beer Co. – Upstream Pale Ale

  • (4.6)
  • (4)
  • (4.25)
  • (4.5)
  • (4.6)
    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Red
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Definitely Drinkable
  • Enjoyment: I am leaving right now to get more
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc
  • Palate: Crisp/Dry/Clean, Tart


Between the eye-catching artwork, smart name, appealing summer style and well-executed product, Camp has a hit on its hands, especially if it can get enough of this beer into the Vancouver market.

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