(Bites and brews / Category 12 Brewing)

That perfect food and beer pairing – there’s really nothing like it!

If you’re looking for some delicious local fare to accompany your favourite brews, look no further than Category 12’s revamped taproom – which has been elevated to a higher status with a brand new kitchen, serving up Red-Seal chef approved dishes seven days a week.

Category 12’s new ‘Food Lab’ prides itself on serving up beer-inspired, local dishes – from in-house charcuterie goodies to the freshest Saltspring Island Mussels, there’s the kind of delectable fare to suit everyone’s tastes.

Excited to try it for yourself?

You’re in luck, because they’re giving away lunch for two PLUS a $100 gift card!

The doors to the kitchen officially opened in May, though Category 12 has been a staple in Victoria’s craft brewery scene for years, supplying beer-lovers with IPAs and sours alike from their taproom nestled within the Peninsula’s Keating area.

One of the brewery’s most delightful points of interest is that owner and head brewer Michael Kuzyk has a PhD in microbiology and biochemistry (from UVic!) and his beer names and labels generally have a scientific allusion or two.

Michael believes there is a fundamental basis of biology and chemistry that guides the fermentation process and enables the creation of consistently great beers – and Category 12’s latest kitchen venture in their ‘Food Lab’ promises the same kind of beer-inspired creativity, incorporating many of their delicious brews into their innovative dishes.

(Taproom / Category 12 Brewing)


For a chance to WIN a prize package from Category 12 including lunch for two AND a $100 gift card to the brewery, complete one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. PST on August 16th, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by. Good luck!

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Category 12 Brewery and Food Lab

  • Hours: Sunday to Wednesday12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Thursday to Saturday – 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location: 2200 Keating Cross Road, Victoria
  • Contact: (250) 652-9668 or info@category12brewing.com

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