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  • Archival 2021

    Archival 2021 Barrel-Aged Wild Double IPA COLOUR 10 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.012 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 79 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in barrels Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Simcoe, Amarillo MICROBE STRAINS Brettanomyces refermented 8.9% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Our third annual release of Archival, now in cans! Grab it 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. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Job Postings

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Tap Room Server (flexible shifts) May 30, 2022 Part Time You have always felt like a natural host and enjoy making others feel at home. You know that beer isn’t just cold, yellow and fizzy. You love sharing your excitement and love of the craft with the general public and getting paid to do it sounds like the perfect job to fit into your busy schedule. Whether you’re pouring a pint, filling a growler or educating people about the difference between Belgian inspired beers, and West Coast hop-forward styles - you know people want our beer and you’re want to help get it to them. 20 - 30 hr/wk (Finish work by 9:30 pm at the latest! 6:30 pm on other days!!) More

  • Excitation

    Excitation Cacao Nib Espresso Stout COLOUR 39 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.016 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 30 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Cacao Nibs & Espresso Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS This one is about the malts MICROBE STRAINS It's a secret! 6.4% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Going around in circles along the same well-worn path? Break away from the mundane and elevate yourself to the next level of flavour with our rich, bold stout. Enhanced with cold pressed, organic espresso from Level Ground Trading and roasted cacao nibs from Sirene Chocolate , Excitation may just incite bonding in ways only previously imagined…and not due to caffeine! This beer has a lower caffeine content than decaffeinated coffee. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Quantum

    Quantum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout COLOUR 40 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.030 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in bourbon barrels Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 10.5% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer SO FUNDAMENTALLY POWERFUL IT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR STANDARD THEORY OF BEER! We’ve harnessed a world of flavour within the confines of this bottle. One year in the making, the natural richness of our Russian Imperial Stout has leveled up after resting within American white oak barrels to create a sensory experience that is just right. - Quantum Satis - The amount which is enough, but not more. 2021 VINTAGE Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Gin & Juice

    Gin & Juice Mango Sour COLOUR 6 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.024 FG SOURNESS (1 - 10) 8.9 g/L SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Mango & Gin Botanicals Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Lactobacillus & London Ale 5.9% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Rolling into the season just a got a little smoother with this cocktail inspired sour. The soft, juicy flavours of mango combine effortlessly with a medley of our favourite botanicals inspired by one of our favourite spirits, gin. So fresh it’s sure to keep your mind on your beer and your beer on your mind. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Hiatus

    Hiatus Lemon & Cucumber Ale COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.005 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 16 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Lemon zest & cucumber Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Kveik 4.9% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer 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 VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • BISTRO MENU | Category 12 Brewing

    Tap Room Hours Thursday - Saturday 12 - 9 pm Sunday - Wednesday 12 - 7 pm

  • Sanctioned

    Sanctioned Saison COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.005 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 26 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS ​ Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Belgian Saison 4.9% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Permission granted, at last! A reincarnation of one of our favourites, this saison has a penchant for spice, delicate dryness, and dare we say a touch more responsible (at least compared to our previous saison). Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Juicy Data

    Juicy Data Hazy IPA COLOUR 6 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.013 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 35 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Massive hop aroma! Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS 4 hop juicy fruit blend! MICROBE STRAINS Juice Strain 6.1% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer We have meticulously blended four luscious hop varieties to squeeze the maximum possible tropical fruit juiciness out of our enormous hop additions. You’ll find this naturally hazy, double dry-hopped IPA to be a delicious, aromatic, fruity kick to the taste buds that will keep you coming back for more. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Chromatic

    Chromatic IPA COLOUR 7 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.012 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 60 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS ​ Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Mosaic & Big C's MICROBE STRAINS American Ale 7% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer The full spectrum of aromatic and bittering hops are evident in our very first foray into the venerable West Coast IPA category. We massively dry-hop this IPA in the fermentor to lock in aromas. You can expect a gratifying sensory experience as flavour, mouth feel, and delicious aromatics combine perfectly in our latest experiment. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Golden Ratio

    Golden Ratio Tripel COLOUR 4.5 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.016 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 20 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Candi Sugar Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Duvel Strain 9.1% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer 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 VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • OKTOBERFEST | Category 12 Brewing

    SATURDAY, OCT 2, 2021 EXPANDED SEATING & FESTIVITIES Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest and the release of our Helles Munich Lager brewed specially for this event! Chef Chris Compton is taking the opportunity to create a German inspired special food menu for this special weekend. Oktoberfest Music 4:30 pm onward, from the practiced hands of the head of Victoria’s Accordion Club, Ron Sera A BC Vaccine Passport is required for entry. Seating will be assigned in the brewery event space. Changing seats is not permitted. Event capacity is limited to 50 people Saturday, Oct 2nd We're pulling a special event permit to allow Oktoberfest seating in our brewhouse and loading bay area! $ 35 Oktoberfest Package 2 beer tickets for half litre pints of Helles lager 1 food ticket for an Oktoberfest food item Plus, when you leave, you'll receive a commemorative 0.5 L tankard to take home! COVID-19 Event Plan: Available on site only FESTIVE GERMAN INSPIRED MENU Served all weekend, Fri - Sun German Pork Stew - $16 Pilsner braised pork shoulder, mushrooms, fall vegetables, pork gravy sauerkraut and boiled new potatoes Frankfurter - $13 Haus Sausage Frankfurter, griddled onions, sauerkraut, sweet German Mustard Currywurst - $14 Haus Sausage currywurst, house made curry sauce, roasted potatoes Black Forest Trifle - $12 Chocolate sponge cake, Kirsch soaked sour cherries, Excitation whipped cream, shaved chocolate