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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Our locations

Brewery facade

Downtown

Where it all began. Our OG production space, taproom, bottle shop, and concert venue. We're quite proud of this little guy.

137 Davis St.
Sarnia, ON
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Mural and tables

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.

Mango Peach Belgian Wheat

Scooter City Blues

5% alc./vol. — 19 ibu

A cloudy Belgian style wheat beer served with slightly higher carbonation, resulting in a crisp, refreshing finish. The mango and peach additions create a well balanced tropical sweetness. Guaranteed to chase away those Scooter City blues (we have no idea what that means).

Blueberry Cobbler Pale Ale

Granola Fantasies

4.5% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

This smooth summer ale showcases notes of honey and caramel alongside the fruitiness from the blueberry additions. A perfect blend of malts create biscuit and bready flavours reminiscent of Aunt Sheila's 1998 Blueberry Cobbler that took home 2nd prize at the Watford Fall Fair.

Plum Porter

That’s a Controversial Quilt

5.5% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

We can’t show you the images of said quilt. They are too controversial. Like a beer made with plums. But that’s a controversy we are willing to storm. This rich, creamy beauty has a moderately sweet, bready malt flavour and features notes of chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark fruit from the addition of controversial plums.

Black Currant White Chocolate Stout

Ken is Good at Chanting

5.2% alc./vol. — 30 ibu

Ken will turn even the most basic of instructions into a chant. Ask him to make you a coffee, see what happens. He is also fond of beer, dark, sweet, full-bodied Gregorian stout to be exact. A stout with refrains of roasted grain aroma, coffee and white chocolate notes and a sweet chorus of black currants, vanilla bean, cacao and cinnamon.

Cream Ale

Cherry Troll

5% alc./vol. — 18 ibu

A cherry infused variant of our popular Cream Ale.

IPA

What’s Your Christian Mingle Username?

5.5% alc./vol. — 65 ibu

@TheREALNebuchnezzar? @Goliath63? @Loaves_Fishes? A hearty dose of Citra hops leads to strong but balanced peach and tangerine flavours. At 65 IBU, this juicy tropical fluorescent-orange IPA is an ale of the thirsty masses.

Pale Ale

Gorgeous Giant Gets His Way

5%% alc./vol. — 50 ibu

This SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) style beer has sweet yet robust malt flavours which act as a great backbone for the medley of berry aromas and tropical tasting notes that the hop addition provides.

Berliner Weisse

Canatara!

4.7% alc./vol. — 8.7 ibu

Sarnian folklore tells us that locals so energised by the turn of season from winter to summer would shout "Canatara!" as a popular form of summer greeting. Canatara is a beloved local beach and excellent place to view warblers, sandpipers, ducks and falcons. It's also now a complex, slightly acidic, wheat based ale brewed with the perfect balance of sour and sweet. So we raise a glass to you and shout "Canatara!"

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.

British Golden Ale

Quiet Down, I’m Doing Cartography

5% alc./vol. — 32 ibu

Quiet Down, I'm Doing Cartography, a 5% British Golden Ale, is a shout-out to the renegade map makers of the world who refuse to trust Google's accuracy. This refreshing and flavourful pale ale is brewed with British malts and yeast, and mosaic hops that give it hints of tangerine and papaya.

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.

Raspberry Wheat Ale

Pinky Brewster

5.5% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

The Brewster is a hefeweizen with a twist of tart raspberry that comes right up front and coats the palate through the entire beer. So get ready to pucker up to the Pinky!

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.

Rosemary Gose

You Are Lazy, Susan

4% alc./vol. — 8 ibu

'You Are Lazy, Susan' is a light and refreshing style of wheat beer known as a Rosemary Gose. Bright flavours, mildly sour and salty, with an added hint of lemon and rosemary. Available on tap, in bombers, and in growlers.

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.

Cream Ale

Troll Toll

5% alc./vol. — 18 ibu

Troll Toll pays homage to the Blue Water Bridge and the many goats that have mysteriously disappeared while making the long voyage across. It's a light and refreshing ale, pale straw in colour. Similar to a classic American lager, but slightly stronger in maltiness, hop character and faint fruit flavours.

Short Pier, Long Walk label
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.

Antique Peepshow label
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.

Ripsnorter label
Vanilla Porter

Ripsnorter

8.7% alc./vol. — 37 ibu

The Ripsnorter is a truly complex beast. It’s packed with flavour, 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 flavour. Rich, full bodied and dark. This is a bruiser of a Porter.

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