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.Browse the brews
Our current beers
Note: Availability might differ between our two locations.
Shirtless At The Chalet (Swiss)
Meet Sanda Temple, Shirley’s older sister. A barrel aged version of our cherry fruit-infused cream ale aged in Baco Noir Barrels for 6 months. With bold aromatics of cherry and subtle smoke, this ale possesses rich flavours of cherry and mixed berries with hints of doughy biscuits. It’s clean-tasting, light-bodied and aggressively refreshing.
Shirtless At The Pet Cemetery
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.
Cool Handshake, Get Out Of My Bathroom
This light-bodied hopped lager pours an elegant golden-colour, with aromas of slight sweet-honey and caramel malt. Basically we have taken your consistently friendly and reliable lager and brought some unexpected tropical fruit hop into the mix. Now take a sip, shake my hand and get out of my bedroom.
Did He Just Yell Tugboats?
A moderately dark, spicy, fruity, malty, and refreshing wheat ale. It mysteriously makes you want to shout about different types of boats, and that's a good thing.
Is There Wifi At This Funeral?
The perfect blend of rye and hops create a crowd pleasing ale with a slightly dry and spicy character. And forget about the Wifi, Aunt Teresa is hogging the bandwith downloading buntcake recipes.
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.
A cherry infused variant of our popular Cream Ale.
What’s Your Christian Mingle Username?
@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.
Left turns are for the wild. Left turns are for the misfits and weirdos. This left turn is what happens when a Masala chai does some yoga. It’s a creme stout, dark in colour, bold in flavour and weighty on the palate. It’s one dirty downward left-facing dog.
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!"
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.
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 her cousin knows.
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.
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.
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.
Terry’s Obnoxious Windbreaker
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.
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.
A moderately-strong English ale where the balance between malt and hops along with perfect drinkability makes this Extra Special Bitter a beverage that will bring serenity but unfortunately not help with your blood pressure.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Short Pier, Long Walk
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.
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.
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.
Joe Sent Me
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.
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.
We've made 107 different beers
You're bound to like at least one of them.Browse our beer archives
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- 519-704-1335 (Downtown)
- 519-704-1665 (Midtown)
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