We make 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 started out as a foolish bunch of backyard brewers using propane burners and frozen hoses and now we’re a real life microbrewery.

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Downtown

Where it all began. Our OG production space, taproom, bottle shop, and concert venue. Now featuring food from March Hare.

137 Davis St.
Sarnia, ON
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Midtown

Our second location with a larger production space, taproom, bottle shop, and restaurant with food from Sarnia's Burger Rebellion.

1326 London Rd.
Sarnia, ON
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Our current beers

Note: Availability might differ between our two locations.

Imperial Pilsner

Snakes

7.5% alc./vol. — 30 ibu

Snakes, is an Imperial Pilsner brewed to mimic a gin and tonic. True story. This pale, golden beauty is infused with juniper berries and lime zest, creating a unique yet balanced flavour. Come on in and odred a glass of snakes.

SMaSH

Wowsers

5.5% alc./vol. — 70 ibu

This single-malt and single-hop (SMaSH) ale is brewed using only Maris Otter malt and Comet hops. It is a crisp, juicy, and super sessionable pale ale. Sure to make your Christian uncle shout “Wowsers!” upon his first sip.

Peach Mint Kettle Sour

Waffle Thoughts

4.7% alc./vol. — 10 ibu

Let us introduce “Waffle Thoughts” a Kettle Sour brewed with peach and mint that is charmed to make your acquaintance. This golden, hazy wonder is impeccably tart and bursting with thought-provoking flavour.

Tart Cherry Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Shirtless in Seat 34B

5% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

Shirtless In Seat 34B is a harmonious marriage of tangy cherries, roasted malts, and chocolate, blended together to create a complex and balanced finish. Aged in Heaven Hill barrels for 4 months, this shameless Cherry Stout tastes especially good in seats 34A and C.

Imperial Pumpkin Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Shirtless At The Pet Cemetery

8% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

Shirtless at the Pet Cemetery is an Imperial ale with sweet caramel malt aromas and flavours, complemented by the charred caramelized walls of the Heaven Hill Distillery bourbon barrels. It's spiced with a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, leaving a delectable sweet pumpkin pie finish. As for the shirtless at the pet cemetery incident, that is too raw to go into right now. So just drink the ale.

Craft Lager

Cool Handshake, Get Out Of My Bathroom

4.5% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

This 4.5% all-day lager is bright, crisp and refreshing. Bring it to the party and you will instantly vault over Craig on the coolness scale.

Honey Pale Ale

Bee r

4.7% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

An extremely bright and approachable pale ale infused with a hearty dose of local honey. Tastes especially good before, during, and after Sting games, Sting concerts, and bee stings.

Berliner Weisse

Canatara!

4.7% alc./vol. — 8.7 ibu

This fruity, dry, and refreshingly tart ale is a liquid ode to summers spent at our beloved local park. It also answers the age old question: “What does Canatara Park taste like?” The answer, luckily, is not sand, bark, or goose turds. To everyone’s surprise, it’s actually passion fruit.

Russian Imperial Stout

Shirtless at the Kremlin

11.2% alc./vol. — 90 ibu

This Russian Imperial Stout is our very first barrel aged beer. It was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 4 months and is packaged in limited edition ceramic 750mL bombers. You’ll enjoy roasted coffee notes blending with sweetness from the malt, all while effortlessly pleasing the palate with a boozy warmth. When you drink this beer you will feel like you are shirtless on a horse, galloping around Moscow.

American Amber

Suburban Menace

5.7% alc./vol. — 38 ibu

This sneaky little bastard is red in colour and has a body balanced slightly more towards malt than hops. Featuring caramel and toffee flavours alongside hints of blueberry and bubble gum, it’s a guaranteed slingshot to your mouth.

Hefeweizen

My Cousin Knows The Drummer

5% alc./vol. — 10 ibu

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 her cousin knows.

English Mild

Carp and Tunnel Syndrome

3.4% alc./vol. — 12 ibu

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.

Apricot Habanero

Mexican Romance

7% alc./vol. — 70 ibu

A classic American IPA with a twist! Malty and citrusy, the hop bite of this sassy ale is rounded out by the spice and flavour of habaneros and juicy apricot. Complex like a telenovela.

Raspberry Wheat Ale

Pinky Brewster

5.5% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

This hazy pink concoction balances raspberry tartness with a smooth dose of wheatiness to make a refreshing and delightfully drinkable beer. Best enjoyed with a bag of chips while rewatching 80’s sitcoms in your parent’s basement.

Breakfast Stout

Terry’s Obnoxious Windbreaker

7% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

Refined Fool and our friends at Ground Up Roastery, Sarnia's artisian coffee roasting company, have conceived what can only be described as a magical coffee/beer love child. It’s a stout fortified with coffee, chocolate, oatmeal and passion.

Grapefruit IPA

Illiterate Librarians

6.1% alc./vol. — 70 ibu

Trying to find a copy of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code' with the 'help' of an illiterate librarian is a gosh darn nightmare. We recommend you order it on online and have it sent directly to the brewery. We will have a refreshing pint of grapefruit infused IPA waiting for you and we can put this whole debacle behind you.

Australian Pale Ale

Pouch Envy

5% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

This little ripper is similar to an APA, yet oh so different. The secret? Easygoing Australian "Galaxy" hops, with notes of peach, passionfruit, and citrus and tons of hops aroma. Why spend 26 hours flying to Oz, when we can bring Oz directly to your mouth.

American Barleywine

Democratically Challenged

10% alc./vol. — 75 ibu

A well-hopped American interpretation of the richest and strongest of the English ales. Deep copper in color, with strong, intense caramel and toffee malt flavor, noticeable bitterness and strong west coast pine/citrus hop aromas.

Cream Ale

Troll Toll

5% alc./vol. — 18 ibu

Disclaimer: This beer will not actually satisfy the Troll. Attempt to offer it and you and/or your goat will likely be mercilessly mauled to death. Best paired with tacos.

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Marzen

She’s German

4.6% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

This buxom maiden has a potent malt flavour which is deftly countered by a subtle, hoppy hint of grassy hay on the back end. Weighing in at a sprightly 4.6%, She's German is a sublimely sessionable Oktoberfest lager. So throw on those Levis and head to Refined Fool, cause she's waiting for you... (Don't worry ladies, 'he' is probably here too.)

Belgian Quad

Strike Four

10% alc./vol. — 28 ibu

Turn off that Jean Quad Van Damme movie marathon, there is a much better Belgian Quad that needs your attention. Strike Four is our newest seasonal brew, and at 10% abv, it too has quite a kick. (Best enjoyed while performing the splits.)

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Double IPA

Short Pier, Long Walk

8.4% alc./vol. — 100+ ibu

Time to get philosophical. Ever imagine coming to the end of a pier and wishing it just kept going? This is the same existential worm hole you will fall down when drinking this Double IPA. So go on, take one step further, one more sip. Allow the calm and clean tasting malt backbone to give way to a maelstrom of hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus) that are rich, earthy and devastatingly tasty.

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IPA

Antique Peepshow

6.1% alc./vol. — 70 ibu

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. This IPA is high on hop bitterness, with a surprising and delicate mild caramel backbone. Slightly sweeter than it it’s contemporaries, it’s an IPA that marches to the beat of it’s own drum. So stop peeping and drink it, because you’re creeping everybody out.

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Rye Saison

Noble Oaf

7% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

Whatever it is that goes on in Belgian farmhouses... it’s fruity and it’s spicy (something to do with esters and yeast). Some say the Oaf is citrusy and peppery, others cry slight tart sourness. We say its mild malt characteristics with moderate bitterness produce a very dry and noble finish.

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Milk Stout

Joe Sent Me

5.2% alc./vol. — 27 ibu

Who knew that humble dark roasted grains would lead to flavours of coffee and chocolate, and aromas of caramel and roasted malt? It’s so darn creamy and smooth, with a surprising sweet finish. So come to the brewery and whisper "Joe Sent Me" to the bartender...it won't be weird at all.

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Nut Brown

The Brouhaha

5.7% alc./vol. — 23 ibu

A good ole fashioned fisticuffs broke out between malt sweetness and mild earthy hops, resulting in a remarkably well balanced Brown Ale. It’s not too sweet and and not too bitter. Just a scrappy down to earth ale with a medium dry-finish. When the dust settles you will be left slacked jawed, stunned, and wanting more.

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