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
Don’t Mention The Chair
Don't Mention The Chair, is a 6.6% sweet stout brewed using 6 masala chai spices (cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and ginger). It's roasty, creamy, and spicy all at the same time, and has a more than pleasant finish. Best enjoyed standing, kneeling, or lying down.
A Battery Of Barracudas
Just like the ferocious fish, this Black Ale looks a little funny and has a fearsome bite. The sweet and piny Simcoe hops give this beer a nice forward bite, but before you can say "Battery!" you will get a roasty, malty finish, which is why this beer has a surprisingly pitch black colour. At 5.7% this delicious winter ale is just the kind of beer to surprise attack your February blues.
Let’s Wear Balaclavas
Let's Wear Balaclavas is a 10% Belgian Dark Strong Ale. It is complex, rich, and smooth with pepper and dark fruit notes. Banana and clove also stand out. Much like skiing and robbing banks, this beer is dangerous and should only be experienced in a proper ski mask.
Suburban Menace is a 5.7% American Amber Ale with a body balanced slightly more towards malt than hops. It features caramel and toffee flavours alongside hints of blueberry and bubble gum, from the mosaic hops. It's basically a party in your mouth and everyone is invited.. except Sharon from accounting, her laugh sounds like a wounded hyena and she is constantly lighting things on fire.
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.
Denim Denim Denim
Feel the friction in your mom jeans with this strong Belgian Blonde! Look for notes of fruity banana and spicy clove from the Belgian yeast used in this extra-strong brew.
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/passion fruit aroma and hop flavour.
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.
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. A medium dry-finish with a mild hop flavor (English style hops: earthy, spicy) giving a good balance between maltiness and hop bitterness.
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 flavours, 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.
This beer is very fruity and spicy due to esters produced by the classic Belgian farmhouse yeast. It can be described as citrusy and peppery, with some slightly tart sourness. Mild malt characteristics, with moderate bitterness and a 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.
The addition of dry hops lead to a flavour with a clean tasting malt backbone, allowing the hops to shine. The flavour 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.
The strong hop aromas, described as floral and citrusy, are at the forefront of this beers flavor. The high hop bitterness is well balanced with a mild caramel malt backbone and is 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.
This rich, full bodied, dark beer has huge flavour including hints of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dried fruit, and chocolate. The addition of fresh vanilla beans and bourbon barrel oak staves round out this 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
- Bains BBQ
- Valley Axe
- Point Edward Casino
- Bad Dog
- Shakers Lounge
- Black Dog Pub and Bistro
- The Brain
- The Bent Elbow
- Morrissey House
- Poachers Arms
- Paddingtons Pub
- Dave's Pub (Oakwood)
- 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 – OPEN
- Good Friday – OPEN
- Easter Monday – OPEN
- Victoria Day – OPEN
- Canada Day – OPEN
- Civic Holiday – OPEN
- Labour Day – OPEN
- Thanksgiving - OPEN
- Christmas Day – CLOSED
- Boxing Day – OPEN
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