We make small batch craft beer in Sarnia, Ontario.
Refined Fool is a group of teachers, creatives, blue collars, entrepreneurs, musicians and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia and each other. We began by brewing out of our houses in midwinter with propane burners and frozen hoses and have since evolved into a downtown nano-brewery.Browse the brews
This Beer’s Gone Bad
A young Brett-fermented American Wild Ale influenced by Canadians, This Beer’s Gone Bad has sour notes that combine with the fresh wheat beer taste that is perfect for early patio season.
My Cousin Knows The Drummer
My Cousin Knows The Drummer is a 5% Hefeweizen, a German wheat beer brewed in its traditional unfiltered form. This cloudy, golden beauty is dry and tart, with notes of banana and bubblegum. Best enjoyed with that one buddy who, for some reason, likes to name drop people that his cousin knows.
This traditional extra-strong English brew suffers from a bit of a split personality: part honey mead, part barley ale. With the addition of a boatload of spices with strange names like Grains of Paradise, Cardamom, and Long Pepper, a bottle of this one is known to cure the symptoms of any mid-life crisis, including impulse Mazda purchases and impromptu trips to Vegas "just because."
Carp and Tunnel Syndrome
Unleash your mild side with this light brown ale's malty body and low hop profile. Light carbonation and low alcohol content make this a brew you can spend some real quality time with.
Then Bernice Flipped the Canasta Table
Settle in for a glass of this well-rounded East Coast DIPA. Featuring a variety of flavorful, fruity hops, this beer will surprise you with every cloudy sip.
An IPA with some grapefruit.
Similar to an IPA, this pale ale is hopped with a rotation of Australian hop varieties. The result is an easy-drinking brew with a citrus/passionfruit aroma and hop flavor.
A light and refreshing ale, pale straw in color. Similar to a classic American lager, but slightly stronger in maltiness, hop character, and faint fruit flavors from the use of an ale yeast.
Murder of Crows
Make a beer with tons of hops and extra dark roasted malts, you say? Sure, why not?! Meet the Murder of Crows, a Black IPA that will knock you into the darkest midnight.
Just like any good brouhaha this Nut Brown Ale gets out of control real quick. When the dust settles you will be left slacked jawed, stunned, and wanting more.
Moderate malt sweetness with caramel, toffee, and nutty notes. Medium dry-finish. Mild hop flavor (English style hops: earthy, spicy) with good balance between maltiness and hop bitterness. Mild fruity esters from the classic English ale yeast strain used.
Joe Sent Me
When prohibition was gripping North America, the phrase ‘Joe Sent Me’ was the universal code used to gain access into underground pubs. Use this same expression at Refined Fool to gain access into flavour country.
Dark roasted grains are the forefront of the beer, leading to coffee and chocolate flavors, along with some caramel and roasted malt notes. A heavy and creamy mouthfeel, in addition to a sweet finish due to the addition of lactose.
Drinking this fine beer will no doubt make you feel noble. Yet at the same time you will feel like an oaf for not having discovered it sooner.
Very fruity and spicy due to esters produced by the classic Belgian farmhouse yeast. Can be described as citrusy and peppery, with some slightly tart sourness. Mild malt characteristics, with moderate bitterness. Very dry finish.
Short Pier, Long Walk
Time to get philosophical. Ever imagine coming to the end of a pier and wishing it just kept going? This exact feeling will be exhumed when experiencing this Double IPA. So go on, take one step further, one more sip, miracles may just occur.
Large dry hop additions to this beer lead to the hop flavors leading the flavor with a clean tasting malt backbone which allows the hops to shine. The hop profile is rich and well balanced, and can be described as slightly piney earthy/spicy, floral and citrusy/grapefruity.
Have you ever peered into the window of an antique store and noticed an item that you had to possess? Well this beer is just that. So stop looking and drink it because you’re creeping everybody out.
Strong hop aromas from the large dry hop additions. The hops can be described as floral and citrus, and are at the forefront of the beer flavor. High hop bitterness with is well balanced with a mild caramel malt backbone, slightly sweeter than most others of this style.
A 'Ripsnorter' is defined as something remarkable for its strength, intensity, or excellence. In reference to our Ripsnorter Vanilla Porter, an emphatic YES! on all three counts.
Rich, full bodied, and dark. Lots of flavors going on here including hints of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dried fruit, and chocolate. Well balanced vanilla, bourbon, and oak from the addition of fresh vanilla beans and bourbon barrel oak staves round out the intense flavor.
It's why god gave you a mouth.
Where you can drink our beer while enjoying a nice meal.
- Ups N Downs
- Paddy Flaherty's
- Mucho Burrito
- Stokes Bay
- Sarnia Riding Club
- Bottoms Up
- Crossroads (Quality Inn)
- The Station Music Hall
- Bad Dog
- Shakers Lounge
- Little Inn in Bayfield
- Black Dog Pub and Bistro
- The Brain
- Laughing Budhha
- The Townehouse
- Morrissey House
- Poachers Arms
- Paddingtons Pub
- Armors Ale House
- (519) 704-1335
AddressRefined Fool Brewing Co.
137 Davis St.
Sarnia ON N7T 1A2
- Sun-Thu 11-11
- Fri-Sat 11-12-ish
- Everyday 11-11
- New Year's Day – CLOSED
- Family Day – CLOSED
- Good Friday – OPEN
- Easter Monday – CLOSED
- Victoria Day – OPEN
- Canada Day – OPEN
- Civic Holiday – OPEN
- Labour Day – OPEN
- Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
- Christmas Day – CLOSED
- Boxing Day – OPEN
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