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 Your Mother-In-Law’s Retirement Party
This beer started as a normal red ale, but just like your Mother In Law it dialed up the funk later in it's life. It spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel and had a secondary pitch of a Brettanomyces blend to give it it's sour notes. Pouring a dark ruby red, the aromatics of this beer pop from the glass. Ripe Strawberry, pear and apple give way to an underlying funk. This sour ale finishes dry, with a fruity aftertaste that coats the mouth and pleasantly lingers on.
When Christina Met Davis
When Christina Met Davis, a shout out to our favourite downtown intersection, is our newest seasonal release. This 4.3% Strawberry Peach Sour is pleasantly tart, bright, and features the perfect marriage of peach and strawberry.
So Many Aardvarks
This highly attenuated and dry beer maintains the yeast complexity saisons are known for, but pairs them with a nice bitterness and aroma achieved by using centennial hops in the boil and dry hop. The light straw colour holds up to a crisp white head. Slightly higher carbonation increases the refreshing quality this saison already has being on the lower end of the ABV scale (5%).
Leather & Lasers
Leather and Lasers, our new 6.6% Kettle Soured New England IPA, is now available. This hazy, complex beast combines the tartness of a kettle sour with the juiciness of an East Coast IPA.
This bright, pleasantly tart ale was soured with lactobacillus and infused with pumpkin pie spices. Biscuit, caramel, and amber malts provide the unique colour and flavour backbone of this autumn treat. It's a shout out to one of our favourite Michigan breweries, Jolly Pumpkin, who makes some of the best sours on the planet. It's also a shout out to our 3rd favourite type of gourd, the pumpkin (just behind Snake Gourd and Hercules War Club.)
Zane Lost His Avocado Bag
We've dubbed this champagne-like IPA the official beer of search and rescue missions for inanimate objects (such as rocks, toasters, and avocado bags.)
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.
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.
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.
Shirtless at the Kremlin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 129 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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