Seeing what's brewing at Category 12

You'd be forgiven if you miss Category 12 down Keating X Road. Nestled in a squat grey building down the industrial strip, the Central Saanich microbrewery has been drawing my eye dozens of weeks during my work commute. So this drizzly Saturday, with friend and beer enthusiast Adam Higgins in tow, I wasn't going to miss it now.

3 ways to get in the Christmas spirit in Victoria

When Victoria gets to Christmas time, it goes BIG. There are so many places to enjoy the Christian holiday in the Garden City that to compile a comprehensive list would take days. So I'll be touching on a couple of the obvious, and one of the more personal, intimate, and perhaps *gasp* spiritual places to get into the holiday spirit.

Brickyard pizza, wild coffee, and winding down.

Sitting just next to the Yates Street Cineplex movie theatre, the pizza joint Brickyard Pizza has been open for about as long as I've been alive, and building its reputation as "Victoria's Favourite Slice", according to its website. Between that or grabbing sushi, we decided on pizza. Stepping in and smelling the aromas, I knew I made the right decision.