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  • Salted Lime

    Salted Lime Mexican Cerveza COLOUR 2 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.010 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 12 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Pilsen & Corn Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Mt. Hood MICROBE STRAINS Mexican Lager 4% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Our summer crusher! Crushable and refreshing, this Mexican lager packs an extra punch of thirst-quenching flavour with the all-natural addition of salted lime. An instant summer classic. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • VIRTUAL BEER PAIRING DINNER | Category 12 Brewing

    Virtual Beer Pairing Dinner ZOOM TASTING @7 PM - FRIDAY, APRIL 23 HOSTED BY OUR CHEF & BREWERS The restless minds of Category 12 are proud to present their first virtual food & beer pairing dinner. Chef Chris Compton is taking the opportunity to flex his chef muscles with a special 4 course menu just for this event, including the debut of two beers new to the brewery’s repertoire. Owner and head brewer Michael Kuzyk will be joined by our lead brewer, Elod Varju, to assist Chef in the presentation and explanation of the pairings via Zoom , allowing for a safe celebration of shared delights from the Saanich Peninsula. Reheating Insructions 1st Course Pork rillete with housemade crackers, pickles and maple mustard Paired with Marzen Lager - 5.3% alc/vol 2nd Course Red Thai curry with local oyster mushrooms & Black Rose Farms veggies Paired with Tangental Pilsner - 5% alc/vol 3rd Course Chicken roulade with crispy chicken skin, duck fat confit potatoes, carrots pea puree, glace de poulet Paired with Theorem Chardonnay Wild Saison - 6.4% alc/vol 4th Course Brown butter sponge cake, vanilla almond mousse, raspberry gelee, almond crumble, raspberries Paired with Raspberry Vanilla Sour - 7.4% alc/vol

  • Theorem

    Theorem Chardonnay Wild Saison COLOUR 5 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.000 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Chardonnay Grapes & Red Fife Wheat Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Aged Azacca MICROBE STRAINS Saison & Brett. brux. 6.7% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer We allowed a red fife wheat saison to mingle with 227 kg of Chardonnay grapes from our neighbours at Devine Vineyards for 18 months in our foeder. Refermentation with Brettanomyces has resulted in a beer bursting with notes of berry, white wine and funk. Bottle Refermented / Suitable for Cellaring Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Anomaly 2019

    Anomaly 2019 Belgian-Style Dark Ale COLOUR 21 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.088 OG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Time + Bourbon Barrels Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS C12 House Belgian Yeast 8.6% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Anomaly is a delicious deviation from the norm, yet reminiscent of a Belgian Quadrupel. For 2019 we refreshed Anomaly’s label and bottled it in 500 mL bottles. 2019 Anomaly was aged in freshly emptied American Oak bourbon barrels from four different distilleries. Anomaly has assertive bourbon character tempered by time and evokes notes of dark fruit, sweet vanilla, and coffee. Hints of candied sugar and clove peek through toasted malts in this lovingly blended 2019 Barrelholder release. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • MÄRZEN

    MÄRZEN Brown Lager COLOUR 14 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.013 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 19 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS German Munich & Pilsen Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Mt. Hood MICROBE STRAINS Oktoberfest Lager 5.3% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer This märzenbier is lagered six weeks for a clean finish. Notes of biscuit are rounded out by slightly fruity & spicy hop additions bred in homage to traditional German noble hops for a little North American spin on this venerable style. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Mango Hazy IPA

    Mango Hazy IPA Hazy IPA COLOUR 6 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.018 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 25 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Mango puree Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Centennial, El Dorado, Azacca MICROBE STRAINS American Ale 6.5% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Allow waves of succulent flavour wash over you in this dreamy incarnation of a hazy IPA. Loads of natural mango combine with hop additions that evoke tropical aroma and taste, producing a mouth-watering sensory celebration. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Dichotomy

    Dichotomy Tart Belgian Single COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.004 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Fresh American White Oak Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS Belgian Schelde & Lactobacillus 5.4% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer Foeder-Aged for 5 months, we blended our inaugural foeder release with a barrel aged sour to produce a delicate dance of nuanced flavour: the genesis of our foeder ageing program has begun! Harnessing the best of disparate worlds, this meticulously blended beer creates a haven of flavour between an old world, foeder aged Belgian-style Single, and a bright tartness that brings it to life. Bottle Refermented / Suitable for Cellaring Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • COVID-19 | Category 12 Brewing

    Top of Page Physical Distancing Growler Filling Health Checks Personal Hygiene When you feel unwell Cleaning & Sanitation CATEGORY 12 COVID-19 PLAN With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, we are taking measures to protect & prevent transmission of the virus to employees, customers, & patrons. We owe it to each other look out for one another, and make sure that we do our part to prevent the spread of this infectious disease, especially given the social nature of our industry. ​ Our ability to remain open depends on our adherence to these plans - both yours and ours. Changes You'll Find When You Visit We've stepped up our already vigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols. These are essential building blocks to infection prevention and outbreak control. In addition to regular routine disinfection of common areas, items, surfaces, and equipment will also be disinfected multiple times throughout during the workday in both the tap room and brewery. ​ ​ Cleaning & Sanitation Staff are required to wear masks at all times. Masks are required for all customers as you are coming into close contact with the public as well as handling used glassware and other communal items We'll have hand disinfectant available to you and encourage you to use it upon arriving. Tables and chair placements have been rearranged to allow for proper social distancing between all guests and we are only serving groups of 6 or less . Front of house staff will be keeping in mind the need to manage table usage. Please don't move tables without consulting with staff. Tables and chairs will be disinfected after each use, even if you simply changes tables - which we discourage . Presently, we are encouraging you to seat yourself. You will required to stay seated during your visit unless using the washroom or placing an order at the till. At busy times, we'll proactively communicate with customers waiting in line! Contact tracing - we'll ask you for a first name and phone number to log your visit if you are staying for food & beer. There will be no physical contact between staffs and customers: We won't hug, shake hands, or physically greet you. Virtual high fives are highly recommended ;) Unless absolutely necessary, or briefly in passing, there is to only be one staff member behind the bar. Other staff members will be aware of where their coworkers are and will do their best to maintain proper social distancing. We have updated all opening, closing, and cleaning checklists to be much more detailed and to ensure we don’t miss any items or surfaces that guests or staff have come into contact with: Tables, chairs & desks Door and fridge handles and railings Computer keyboards POS systems - credit / debit card machines Tap handles Washrooms Tools, pens/pencils, and other day to day common use items Physical Distancing Whenever possible maintain a minimum of 2 meters (6 ft) distance from other employees, and customers. To minimize physical contact do not hug, shake hands, or other forms of physical greetings. All customers seated at tables will be 2 meters apart, unless customers are within the same party, and there will be no more than 6 customers per party. There are no exceptions to this rule. Open communication and patience is encouraged. If someone is in your way, vocalize where you are walking to, or what you need to get, and give other people time to finish up what they are doing and stand back to a safe distance. Growler Filling Growlers require additional sanitation of the exterior common surface to protect staff members and prevent any potential transmission of disease via growlers and our tap handles​. ​ Behind the bar, we have a bucket of food grade sanitizer, made fresh daily, behind the bar that we'll submerge your capped growler in to sanitize its exterior. ​ Growler filling tubes are stored in a freshly filled bath of food grade sanitizer and rinsed with water prior to use. Filling growlers: You'll be informed that this may take longer than you are accustomed to due to these increased COVID-19 protocols. We'll sanitize the exterior of your growlers. Place lids on growlers to keep sanitizer out (it can oxidize our beer and make it stale quickly!) Wearing gloves, we'll submerge each growler in the sanitizer bucket for 20 - 30 sec. This growler is now ready to fill. Fill the growler. We'll rinse sanitized growler filling tubes with water and then fill your growler. Between Customer Growlers We'll rinse the filler and stored it in a sanitizer bath We'll wipe down any tap handles we used with sanitizer. Employee Health Checks If an employee has any of the symptoms on the PHO health assessment or has been potentially exposured, they are not permitted to enter the workplace and must return home to self-isolate. All staff are required to wear face masks when not seated and working at a desk. Prior to each shift, Category 12 employees must self-assess and conduct a Daily Health Check: They must review the list of COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure questions (these are posted on entry doors to Category 12 Brewing) Complete your daily health check prior to entering the premises and starting your shift. Sign off and record their Daily Health Check results using the Employee Health Check clipboard Rigorous Personal Hygiene Given the nature of our business, we always encourage good hand hygiene, sneeze and cough etiquette, and staying home when ill. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that staff wash their hands immediately when arriving at the workplace. Avoid touching your face, and wash or disinfect your hands frequently and after using common equipment. Wash or sanitize hands when entering and leaving the facility, before and after you prepare or eat food or smoke, after you sneeze, cough, use the washroom, handle waste, or touch any surface that may be contaminated. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing techniques and protocols are posted in every washroom. When coughing or sneezing: cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm, not your hand dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined wastebasket and wash your hands afterwards avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands ​ ​ If you are required to wear gloves, be sure to sanitize or change them regularly. AVOID touching your face with gloved hands. Take care when removing gloves and dispose of them immediately. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves. If you are required to wear eye protection, ensure they are not shared and are cleaned regularly. What to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? You cannot come into our workplace. You must return home and self isolate. Staff members must notify their manager so that they can arrange other plans. Self assess your symptoms using the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Staff are not be permitted to return to work until they are both confirmed COVID negative , and symptom free . We require proof of COVID tests results to determine if staff are fit to return to work. ​ If illness arises while at work, staff must report their illness to their manager immediately. Any employee who feels unwell at work will be isolated immediately, asked who they were working closely with and what surfaces/equipment they have come in contact with, and will then be sent straight home. Management will ensure any surface or piece of equipment they have been in contact with is disinfected. Cleaning & Sanitation ​Cleaning and sanitation are essential building blocks to infection prevention and outbreak control. In addition to regular routine disinfection of common areas, items, surfaces, and equipment will commence multiple times in the tap room and brewery and throughout during the workday. ​ Disinfecting common items regularly, such as: Tables, chairs & desks Door and fridge handles and railings Computer keyboards POS systems - credit / debit card machines Tap handles Washrooms Tools, pens/pencils, and other day to day common use items

  • 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 Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Simcoe, Amarillo MICROBE STRAINS Brettanomyces refermented 8.6% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer 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 VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Bourbon Vanilla Quantum

    Bourbon Vanilla Quantum Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Stout COLOUR 40 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.030 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 1 year in fresh 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 white oak bourbon barrels on Madagascar vanilla beans 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.

  • Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Pastry Stout COLOUR 40 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.029 FG ​ ​ ​ SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Ethiopian coffee, cacao beans, cinnamon, brown sugar, & vanilla Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS ​ MICROBE STRAINS ​ 11.5% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer 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 VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.

  • Diversion

    Diversion Hazy IPA COLOUR 4 SRM FINAL GRAVITY 1.018 FG HOPPINESS (1 - 100) 37 IBU SPECIAL INGREDIENTS Pilsen Malt Previous Beer SIGNATURE HOPS Azacca, Simcoe & Citra MICROBE STRAINS London Ale III 7.4% alc/vol BUY NOW Next Beer This much needed DIVERSION glows brightly with a light Pilsen malt base, the tropical fruit aromas from copious Azacca, Simcoe and Citra hop additions round out this mouthwatering addition to our limited Periodic Series. Vegan VIEW ALL BEERS... We don't filter our beers. Yeast sediment is natural.