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.
He’s a Stud (In The Bird Watching Community)
An age old brew, whose recipe has been guarded and passed on through generations of bird watchers. Flavored with the buds, needles and earthy essence of spruce trees. It has to be tasted, to be understood.
Get Up And Goth
This big, citrusy, floral, bitter hopbomb will punch you right in the face. Do not punch back - that's what it wants.
Shirtless at the Smith Family Reunion
Shirtless At The Smith Family Reunion is a dry, tart, peppery Saison aged in classy and refined Cab Sav barrels for 4 months. Uncle Ron hates this beer, so you will probably like it.
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.
Cylinders of Doom
A crisp, flavourful, and refreshingly uncomplicated lager with a mild spicy hop bitterness. Pairs well with Armageddon. (The film, and the actual end of the world).
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.
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.
Dean’s Not Immune
This crisp, golden Lagered Ale is the perfect combination of flavour and drinkibility. Notes of biscuit and straw will greet you, followed by a clean, dry, and refreshing finish. And if you see Dean, just remind him he is still not immune. He will understand. Note: You will have to wrestle him after this conversation.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
A strong, bold amber, this spiced ale boasts a big body, and finishes with hints of cinnamon, ginger, and fresh local honey.
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.
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.
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.
Warm spiciness and tradition grace this bold winter ale. Intriguing, layered flavours unfold to reveal chicory, dried fruit and toffee notes with a hoppy kick to finish. The deep garnet colour pairs perfectly with holiday celebrations. Its name comes from the failed assassination attempt by wiseman #2 on December 25, year 0. (Turns out he had a 9mm hidden in his myrrh.)
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.)
Back by popular demand, and because its namesake isn't going anywhere. Centennial's Fence is a wheat ale that has no boundaries... unless you put a fence around it of course.
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.
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.
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 110 different beers
You're bound to like at least one of them.Browse our beer archives
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