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  • Beers

    OUR BEERS Choose beers present & past... arrow&v Pastry Stout Tiramisu Sour Cherry Pie Foeder-Aged IPA Irrational 2022 Dry Irish Vanilla Stout Deviation Norwegian Farmhouse Ale Hiatus Brown Lager MÄRZEN Tart Golden Ale Rhubarb Black Currant Sour Blueberry Imperial IPA Subversion Lager Doppelbock Barrel-Aged Continuum 8th Anniversary Barleywine Golden Strong Belgian Mango Sour Gin & Juice Pilsner Westy Pale Ale Pathway Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Stout Bourbon Vanilla Quantum Wheat Beer Hefeweizen Double IPA Multiverse Oktoberfest Lager Helles Barrel-Aged Red Sour Epiphany Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Quantum 2022 IPA Monochromatic Barrel-Aged Wild IPA Archival 2022 Mexican Cerveza Salted Lime Amber Lager Czech Black IPA Disruption Sour Raspberry Vanilla Barrel-Aged Wild Double IPA Archival 2021 Tripel Golden Ratio IPA Fresh Hop

  • Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Pastry Stout COLOUR 40 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.029 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Ethiopian coffee, cacao beans, cinnamon, brown sugar, & vanilla SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 11.5% alc/vol BUY NOW Luxuriate in the richness of this dark and inviting stout. Nine types of malt are melded with the decadent properties of Ethiopian coffee, cacao beans, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla over an extended boil, culminating in a revelation of flavour. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • 8th Anniversary Barleywine

    8th Anniversary Barleywine Barrel-Aged Continuum COLOUR 17 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.031 FG ​ 40 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in rum & bourbon barrels SIGNATURE HOPS Fuggle MICROBE STRAINS ​ 11.5% alc/vol BUY NOW 2022 VINTAGE 2-PACK We brewed our barleywine in Fall 2021 with 100% barley malt grown and malted by Field Five Farms on the Saanich Peninsula. 8th ANNIVERSARY RUM CONTINUUM Freshly emptied Barbados rum barrels then housed the beer, allowing the rich, fruity flavours of the rum and notes of vanilla to meld seamlessly with the Barleywine. The resulting smooth and mellow flavour is the perfect celebratory offering to our 8th anniversary. OAK-BARREL AGED CONTINUUM A year in medium-toasted American White Oak barrels have allowed the richness of the Barleywine to mellow and become enmeshed with the unmistakable sweetness of oak, resulting in a chorus of flavour that will envelop you in warmth. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Quantum 2022

    Quantum 2022 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout COLOUR 40 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.030 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in rum & bourbon barrels SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 10.5% alc/vol BUY NOW 2022 VINTAGE 2-PACK SO FUNDAMENTALLY POWERFUL IT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR STANDARD THEORY OF BEER! We’ve harnessed a world of flavour within the confines of these cans. One year in the making, the natural richness of our Imperial Stout has leveled up after resting within premium-grade American White Oak and Barbados rum barrels. MAPLE VANILLA QUANTUM We’ve harnessed a world of flavour within the confines of this can. One year in the making, the natural richness of our Imperial Stout has leveled up after resting within premium-grade Barbados rum barrels. RUM CHOCOLATE QUANTUM The dark sugar notes of molasses are the perfect foil to the addition of Sirene Chocolate’s ethically-sourced roasted cacao, adding another dimension of flavour to this opulent stout. - Quantum Satis - The amount which is enough, but not more. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Brewery | Category 12 Brewing | Victoria

    BEER WORTH LEAVING YOUR CAREER FOR You might call it magic. Perhaps you call it luck. But in reality it all comes down to this… (Sound Science + Good Taste) × Art = (Great Beer) 4 8 12 RECENT RELEASES VIEW ALL OUR BEERS... STAY IN THE LOOP Sign up for our newsletter and never miss a thing! Join Awesome! You'll be the first to hear about new releases! BARRELHOLDER REWARDS Check your balance online or sign up ! View Account THE C12 STORY There is a fundamental basis of biology and chemistry that guides the fermentation process and enables the creation of consistently great beers. Category 12’s head brewer and founder, Michael Kuzyk, has been brewing beer for more than 25 years and has his doctorate in microbiology and biochemistry from UVic. But all work and no play makes… well, you know the rest. After leading the creation of several world–class research labs, he decided it was time to make his own – dedicated to the pursuit of exceptional beer. The C12 Thesis Bold beers for strong minds. With Michael’s continual tinkering, you can expect a continually expanding line of seasonal releases, including those that pay homage to our favourite big Belgians and hoppy Northwestern ales. ​ We make beers that we like to drink, and we’ve learned how to play nicely, we share! ​ Michael’s obsession with great beer, recipe optimization, and meticulous record keeping practices–honed during his research days–make him a brewer to be reckoned with. Don't Worry. I'm a Doctor. The Future of the Brew We experiment with a 50 L pilot brew bench that allows us to fine tune recipes that scale to our 1,500 L production capacity - and we have more than a few on the books. Our brewhouse is proudly made on the Island, just around the corner from the brewery. Specific Mechanical has made over 350 brewing systems over the last 30 years, and ours was the first one that they were able to walk over and enjoy in person. ​ But good beer doesn’t do any good if no one knows about it! Enter Karen Kuzyk, our co-founder, who leads up branding and marketing. Karen will be introducing you to Category 12 beers at your local pubs, liquor stores and festivals. Watch for her – but be careful as her passion is contagious! Michael started brewing his own beer in the mid-1990s, during graduate studies. Hundreds of Untappd check-ins later, his passion for brewing finally prevailed and his wife Karen conceded to the inevitable. In preparation for launching Category 12, they both traveled up and down the West Coast, visiting and talking to the very best brewmasters and building a beer-making syllabus that is sure to cement their uniquely precise place in this exciting industry. Welcome to the Ultimate Lab Category 12 is the complete Northwest craft brewery experience. We look forward to welcoming fellow craft beer aficionados into our “growler testing facility”, where beer always comes first. To repeatedly produce top quality craft beers that stand out from the crowd – and keep customers returning for more–requires both creativity and intense attention to detail. We’ve got both. Welcome to our lab. VISIT OUR TAP ROOM BISTRO Tap Room Hours Monday Closed Tuesday, Wednesday 12 - 7 pm Thursday - Saturday 12 - 9 pm Sunday 12 - 7 pm BEER + DELICIOUS FOOD Our Bistro is open! Food always tastes better when you get to eat it with your hands. Featuring delicious fare made from scratch with local ingredients by our Red Seal Chef. EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WELCOME …into our tap room and brewery. The Lab gives you a window into our super secret brewing process. Grab a pint of fresh Category 12 beer and watch us work while you wait for your growler to be filled. KEEPING IT LOCAL At Category 12 Brewing, we value quality above all else. We only source the very best ingredients and all of our brewery equipment is Canadian-made by Specific Mechanical , located less than 1 km away from our brewhouse. WE CARE. MAYBE TOO MUCH. We brew in small batches, just 30 kegs at a time. This gives us optimum control over our product and allows us to fine tune our recipes, ensuring you get the best beer, every sip. HOW TO FIND US GETTING TO THE BREWERY AT 2200 Keating Cross Road, Victoria, BC From Victoria, 15 min N on the Pat Bay Hwy From BC Ferries, 15 min S on the Pat Bay Hwy Bus 75 stops right in front of the brewery. Bus Schedule/Map From Victoria, 1 hr N via Lochside Trail From BC Ferries, 1 hr S via Lochside Drive Cycling Route Driving Directions Your most responsible option! CONTACT US LIQUOR LICENSEES WE ARE READY TO MAKE YOUR CUSTOMERS THIRSTY FOR MORE. Our sell sheets are now online! Check back weekly to find the latest product availability.​ SELL SHEETS CRAFT BEER CONSUMERS ORDER BOTTLES & CANS OFF SALE KEGS MERCHANDISE SHOP Check out our Online Store for up-to-date availability of cans and 19.5 & 50 L keg off sales! Button Button Button If you want to place an order or have any questions, we're just an e-mail away. orders@category12brewing.com ​ 1-250-652-9668 ext. 2 info@category12brewing.com ​ 1-250-652-9668 ext. 1 Button

  • Pathway

    Pathway Pale Ale COLOUR 10 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.015 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 38 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS ​ SIGNATURE HOPS Centennial MICROBE STRAINS ​ 5% alc/vol BUY NOW The hands down winner of two R&D pale ales, selected by our tap room customers. We are proud to introduce: Pathway Pale Ale! Wherever you may wander, Pathway is an easy-drinking pale ale ready to join you. With it's delicious intersection of aroma, flavour, and light malt, it doesn’t compromise on flavour... and we suggest you don't, either. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Tangental

    Tangental Pilsner COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.005 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 14 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Pilsen Malt SIGNATURE HOPS Mandarina Bavaria MICROBE STRAINS German Lager 5% alc/vol BUY NOW A logical evolution of our repertoire is this light, bright pilsner. Dry and crisp on the palate, with a just enough of a gentle kick from aromatic hops to separate it from the rest, you’ll find your flavour exploration approachable and satisfying. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Czech

    Czech Amber Lager COLOUR 11 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.008 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 29 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Czech Pilsen Malt SIGNATURE HOPS Saaz MICROBE STRAINS Bohemian Pilsner 5% alc/vol BUY NOW Our latest Periodic Series lager release is another toast to the classics! Our Amber Lager uses genuine Czech pilsen malts and a classic Czech lager yeast resulting in a crisp, easy-drinking beer with a delightful amount of body. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Doppelbock

    Doppelbock Lager COLOUR 15 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.020 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 18 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS German Pilsen Malt SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Munich Lager 7.4% alc/vol BUY NOW We decided to go all the way "bock" to the 17th Century for this latest in our exploration of lager tradition. Chock full of malty goodness, this Doppelbock showcases all of the toffee, caramel, and toasted notes you expect from a beer the monks referred to as 'liquid bread'. For those of you who've stuck to your New Year's resolutions, we commend you, but if you're looking to break your beer fast, this is the beer to do it with!⁠ Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Continuum

    Continuum Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine COLOUR 14 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.024 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in fresh bourbon barrels SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 11.7% alc/vol BUY NOW Among the infinite expanse of beer options, we present Continuum, our7th Anniversary ale, as an entrant to this neverending spectrum. This wheat wine has mellowed in fresh bourbon barrels for a year, resulting in myriad depths of flavour while possessing warming alcohol notes, medium body, and light yet smooth mouthfeel to keep you coming back for more. 7TH ANNIVERSARY Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Chromatic IPA COLOUR 7 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.012 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 60 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Grapefruit SIGNATURE HOPS Mosaic & Big C's MICROBE STRAINS American Ale 7% alc/vol BUY NOW We’ve brightened our flagship Chromatic IPA with the addition of a splash of grapefruit. The result is a gratifying sensory experience as flavour, mouth feel, and a burst of delicious fruit and hop aromatics combine perfectly in this West Coast IPA. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Transmutation

    Transmutation Belgian Specialty Ale COLOUR 15 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.018 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) ​ IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Belgian Candi Suguar SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Belgian Saison 9.5% alc/vol BUY NOW You've waited long enough! Some observations simply defy explanation. Sometimes the most carefully crafted experiment yields totally unexpected results. This is a beer larger than the sum of its parts. Conceived as a Belgian Tripel, the addition of a heap of aromatic hops resulted in Transmutation. Slightly sweet and effervescent, with a Northwest hop influence, this medium bodied beer is made with hand-crafted candi sugar and is dangerously smooth. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...