Category 12 Brewing Releases Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria, BC has released their new limited-edition Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale. Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale was hopped with Centennial and Cascade grown by the BC Hop Co. in Chilliwack. These hops were gathered at their optimal freshness and transported to the brewery within hours, capturing the essence of harvest's peak yield. They…Read more Category 12 Brewing Releases Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale

Category 12 Brewing Releases Harvest Sour

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria, BC has announced a new limited-edition seasonal in their "Elemental" series called Harvest Sour. Harvest Sour was brewed with hyperlocally sourced blackcurrants and fermented with Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois yeast, imparting an irresistible hue and a gentle pucker. Harvest Sour is available now at the brewery tasting room and select private liquor stores.…Read more Category 12 Brewing Releases Harvest Sour

Category 12 Brewing Collaborates with Field House on Experimental Brett Pale Ale

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria, BC has announced their first barrelholder release of 2018: Experimental Brett Pale Ale. Experimental Brett Pale Ale was brewed in October 2017 in collaboration with Field House Brewing. It started life as a pale ale brewed with a mixed fermentation of Field House’s Fraser Valley-isolated yeast strain and Brett. claussennii.…Read more Category 12 Brewing Collaborates with Field House on Experimental Brett Pale Ale

Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Hmmm, I realized that I did a big tasting notes post about three weeks ago for The Drake's San Diego day, then one for Farmouse Fest, but managed to skip everything in between. It's a slow day over here, so I decided to compile the rest. There's a lot of beers in here! Bottles El…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 11–17, 2018 (44 Beers)

Sorry it's been a while! I went to Vancouver for a few days, then went to Seattle for a bit, then the next week was Hopoxia. So much beer was drunk that I didn't have time for this. In fact, I drank a shit ton last week too... maybe I have a problem... Some of…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 11–17, 2018 (44 Beers)

Category 12 Brewing To Release Juicy Data Hazy IPA

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria, BC has announced a new limited-edition seasonal called Juicy Data. Juicy Data is a hazy IPA that was double dry-hopped with enormous amounts of four different hop varieties to give it big juicy tropical fruit notes. They describe it as being aromatic, fruity, juicy, hazy, and deliciously easy-drinking. Juicy Data…Read more Category 12 Brewing To Release Juicy Data Hazy IPA

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 19: Unappreciated Lagers Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Mar 19–25, 2018 (40 Beers)

Another 40 beers! This week's drinking featured a Collective Arts tap takeover at Smiths pub, a Twin Sails tap takeover at Smiths, Péché Day at The Drake, and a few drinks with friends. Draught Péché Mortel (2018) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! This is one of my favourite coffee imperial stouts! Dark and intense with notes…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Mar 19–25, 2018 (40 Beers)

Category 12 Brewing Releases Mainframe Red Ale

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Mainframe. Mainframe is a red ale that is described as having a malt-forward body and light fruity aromas derived from their house strain of Belgian yeast. Mainframe is available now at the brewery and select private retailers across BC. 5.1% ABV | 21…Read more Category 12 Brewing Releases Mainframe Red Ale