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  • Hiatus

    Hiatus Norwegian Farmhouse Ale COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.005 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 16 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Lemon zest & cucumber SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Kveik 4.9% alc/vol BUY NOW A welcome break from the tedium of both work & weather, HIATUS evokes memories of Scandinavian farmhouse ales past with its dry, rustic character from Kveik yeast. Balanced by the refreshing brightness of fresh cucumber & lemon zest. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Monochromatic

    Monochromatic IPA COLOUR 7 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.012 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 60 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS ​ SIGNATURE HOPS CryoPop MICROBE STRAINS American Ale 7% alc/vol BUY NOW In this single brew release, we riff on CryoPop hops with our flagship West Coast IPA. Don’t let the name fool you, this beer is far from one-dimensional! Fellow beer nerds at YCH Hops have blended the most resilient and powerful elements of our favourite plant Humulus lupus to their peak form; resulting in a profusion of juicy, tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Epiphany

    Epiphany Barrel-Aged Red Sour COLOUR 21 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.003 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 3 years in barrels SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Mixed fermentation 5.8% alc/vol BUY NOW We are unbelievably proud and excited to finally introduce to you our latest innovation from the Category 12 Beer Lab, Epiphany; a mixed fermentation barrel-aged sour, three years in the making! The coalescence of years of experimentation with barrel-aging, Epiphany is a meticulous melange of subtle sour complexity. Our celebration of all things barrel-aged and tart is finally ready to emerge from our cellars, and we could not be more excited to share it with you! Bottle Refermented / Suitable for Cellaring Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • TRIVIA NIGHTS | Category 12 Brewing

    Monthly Trivia Night! - Quizing starts at 7 pm - Join us for 4 rounds of fun (plus a bonus beer themed round that is rumoured to contain some Category 12 trivia!). Trivia nights last 1.5 - 2 hours. MONTHLY 2nd Wednesday of every month TEAM UP! Get your friends together for a raucous night out! Reserve a table ahead of time... PRIZES Win merchandise and gift cards! TEAM UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS Reserve a table ahead of time...

  • Cook (great hours = work/life balance!)

    Cook (great hours = work/life balance!) May 30, 2022 Full Time 35 - 40 hr/wk $20/hr + tips ($23-25/hr all in) Tired of working long, late hours in a room with no windows for little to no thanks?! Do you have more food ideas than time? Are you looking for a bistro owned and operated by people that make and love craft beer paired with delicious food, and who will appreciate your contribution? We started Category 12 out of our passion for beer and our passion for food quickly followed with the addition of our food lab. We are looking for a charismatic person to add to our cooking team! You’ll be working under the guidance of our chef, however, as in all facets of our brewery, your creative input is welcomed and expected! Category 12 is growing! Situated on the Saanich Peninsula, we opened our doors just over seven years ago and now have a lounge and bistro! We left our careers behind to open Category 12 and unleash our creativity on the world while proudly blending it with our scientific roots. We have a modern, bright and inviting work environment with a great on-site lounge now expanded and with a kitchen. We brew beers that are hard to make and love truly unique flavour experiences that are both Belgian and West Coast inspired. We have a deep fascination with the science and art of all things fermented and we are obsessed with all the geeky details (microbes and all!). Seven years in, we still feel like we are still just beginning to flex our creative muscles with new ideas constantly in development. We’re a tight-knit family of friendly, passionate people that thrive on taking the beer we brew and food we make seriously but not ourselves. We enjoy supporting each other, sharing our beer, food (and story) with the public and getting the job done every day. You are: Customer focused (you like making what people want to buy) Knowledgeable with most culinary techniques & eager to learn Able to take direction, criticism and praise from customers and management Able to work independently Keenly able to identify and prioritize details that matter Passionate and enthusiastic about food & craft beer You have: Food Safe certification is required 6 months to 1 year of cooking experience Experience in highly orchestrated work environments is a plus If this sounds like you, and you live in Victoria, we’d love to talk! Please apply by telling us how you are awesome in a cover letter and your resume to icandothis@category12brewing.com Category 12 + You > Category 12 Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for craft beer and food, you will find a home at Category 12 Brewing.

  • WINTER COMEDY NIGHTS | Category 12 Brewing

    Next show Feb 15! Join us with your host Dan Duvall as we welcome some of the very best comedians Canada and US have to offer! February 15th - next show! Comedy Nights are back for the Winter season Tickets on sale now TICKETS SHOWS SELL OUT QUICKLY! All door proceeds go to the comedians! We will be hosting this Comedy Night in our lounge - seating is limited to 50 people. We will be serving plenty of food options for the show. Myles Anderson FEBRUARY 15 To watch Myles Anderson’s comedy is to see a man unravel and then re-ravel himself onstage. Combining traditional jokes with birdlike movements, Myles always creates a unique and hilarious performance. Myles was a finalist in the 2017 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and can be heard on Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters on CBC Radio. In July 2019, he released his debut album, Myles From Home, with 604 Records, and appeared on the compilation album JFL Northwest Best of The West 2. mylesandersoncomedy.com

  • Cherry Pie

    Cherry Pie Sour COLOUR 7 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.025 FG SOURNESS (1 - 10) 8.6 g/L SPECIAL INGREDIENTS BC Sour Cherries SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Lactobacillus & London Ale 6.3% alc/vol BUY NOW Everything old is new again with this throwback to simple joys and classic flavors that never go out of style. Our Cherry Pie-inspired sour boasts barrels of sour cherries with a generous dose of vanilla. A hint of biscuit malt, along with a touch of cinnamon, will have you coming around to this flavour (and dance) sensation in no time. 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...

  • Duality

    Duality Farmhouse Brett. Single COLOUR ​ ​ FINAL GRAVITY ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS ​ SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 6.0% alc/vol BUY NOW Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Irrational 2022

    Irrational 2022 Foeder-Aged IPA COLOUR 14 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.006 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 66 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in our oak foeder SIGNATURE HOPS Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic MICROBE STRAINS Brettanomyces refermented 8.2% alc/vol BUY NOW Our third foeder-aged release! Grab it while it lasts. There is something inconceivable about this IPA. How can 12 months of aging in our oak foeder make an already delicious IPA even better? We employ the solera method in which this beer was fractionally blended with our previous foeder release. Refermentation with wild yeast, Brettanomyces, which demands time, dormancy and complex sugars with which to work its magic adds a layers of flavour that can’t be rushed. You can expect an IPA that is deceptively light, bright and bursting with citrus notes. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Archival 2020

    Archival 2020 Barrel-Aged Wild Double IPA COLOUR 10 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.012 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 79 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in barrels SIGNATURE HOPS Simcoe, Amarillo MICROBE STRAINS Brettanomyces refermented 8.6% alc/vol BUY NOW Our second annual release of Archival! Grab it while while it lasts. Rarely do the hallowed halls of brewing science open, and when they do, it’s to a distinguished few. Drawn from our carefully curated wood ageing program, this elixir of hopped deliciousness draws upon one year in French oak barrels for a wild Brett. refermentation to produce the complex, fruity aromas that even science can’t rush. The resulting luscious mosaic of flavour is a treat for the senses: for those precious few able to withstand temptation, this beer is also an excellent addition to any cellar. Bottle Refermented / Suitable for Cellaring Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

  • Golden Ratio

    Golden Ratio Tripel COLOUR 4.5 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.016 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 20 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Candi Sugar SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Duvel Strain 9.1% alc/vol BUY NOW Like the Golden Ratio, this Belgian style Tripel balances enticing aromas of pear and bubblegum in harmony with an irrational strength. Belgian malt and candi sugar provide a light canvas for this can-refermented ale to shine. Vegan We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural. VIEW ALL BEERS...

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