Langley Loop – Valley Vibes Session Ale


Langley Loop – Valley Vibes Session Ale Review

Langley is hot. You don’t have to be a beer fan in the Lower Mainland to be aware of the area’s rise in terms of real estate (think: Skytrain), commercial zoning (it’s got every retail and restaurant chain ever known) and local influence (it’s rapidly becoming the hub of the Fraser Valley).

What’s Brewing magazine touched on this when it ran a cover story on Langley’s first craft brewery, Trading Post Brewing. Since then—as of the beginning of this month, with the recent opening of Locality Brewing—there are a phenomenal eight breweries in formerly-quiet Langley BC. It’s so packed with craft that you can now do a walking beer tour of three breweries, then Uber to four or five more (plus the recently-opened Barley Merchant taphouse) without leaving town.

The Langley Loop group is comprised of four of those breweries: Trading Post, Five Roads, Camp Beer and Farm Country Brewing. They’ve released a collab or two before, including the Hoppy Tonk Fresh Hop Golden Ale brewed at Farm Country which we reviewed earlier this year. Now, let’s check out its successor, brewed at Camp.

As seen above, this beer pours a cloudy gold colour with a light, frothy head that dissipates fairly quickly.

For a session ale, the aroma is amazing! There’s big coconut on the nose.

Upon sipping, fruity, tropical hop flavours with passion fruit and kiwi establish themselves. The ale is somewhat juicy and a little tart on the palate.

Overall, Valley Vibes is light and refreshing. It’s a nice summer ale for a hot 2021 in the Fraser Valley and around BC.

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Langley Loop – Hoppy Tonk Fresh Hop Golden Ale

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Tropical
  • Palate: Juicy, Tart


Light and refreshing; nice summer ale


  • Lower alcohol
  • Not overwhelming
  • Light and refreshing


As this is a session ale, don’t expect an overly strong flavour punch.

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