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.
Our first ever Collaboration brew! The Block3 bois came down to Sarnia for the day and expunged their knowledge of Belgian style beers onto us. Kveik yeast was utilized to capture the complexity Tripels are known for. This beer has a deep golden colour, soft maltiness and intriguing yeast stamp. Spice additions of Grains of Paradise and Coriander balance out the 8.5% alcohol heat with some nice sweetness.
This zero sugar drink, has a pleasant splash of grapefruit that's accompanied by all the fizz you love from a seltzer.
Shirtless in the Mufflerman Waiting Room
This 8.2% Imperial Brown Ale stands up well to the intense flavour picked up from aging in freshly dumped Bourbon Barrels. A heavy mix of caramel malts in the grain bill pairs well with the vanilla and burnt caramel notes the beer picked up from the barrels. Hazelnut and Almond extract were dosed during fermentation, which gives this beer a smooth and nutty aftertaste.
Shirtless at the Chinese Buffet
This beer started it's life as Cincinnati Left - our Chai Stout. Barrel aging the chai stout in Rum Barrels allows the delicate chai spices to meld with the sweetness of the Rum. The roasty malt backbone of the stout slowly took on some sherry notes, as the beer was allowed to oxidize in the barrels over time.
The Velvet Toad (Billiard Champion 1981)
This easy drinking ale was fermented on Brettanomyces for over a month, creating a slight hint of sourness and a good dose of funk. Pineapple notes are also present, just the way the Toad liked.
A shout out to our friends, family, and customers who work in the valley. This classic stout uses Maris Otter as the base malt, along with some roasted barley and cherrywood smoked malt to obtain some rich flavour notes. A dark as night center of the beer gives way to some reddish/brown hues along the edges. Molasses was also used in the boil to give this beer a bump in ABV, while maintaining its smooth, creamy finish.
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%).
Finally, a kettle sour for all your home remedy needs. And if it helps you sleep at night, we can confirm that Vicky folds her metal duotang prongs in opposite directions.
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.
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.
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.
The wonderfully aromatic Australian Galaxy hop takes centre stage in this citrusy, sessionable single-hop IPA.
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.
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.
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 139 different beers
You're bound to like at least one of them.Browse our beer archives
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