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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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.

Cherry Cream Ale Aged in Baco Noir Barrels

Shirtless At The Chalet (Swiss)

5.5% alc./vol. — 18 ibu

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.

Imperial Pumpkin Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Shirtless At The Pet Cemetery

8% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

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.

Munich Helles

Cylinders of Doom

5% alc./vol. — 28 ibu

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).

New England IPA

Rip. Zip. Skip.

6.5% alc./vol. — 35 ibu

A real juicy little number. A moderately-high hop aroma of floral, tropical fruit and citrus-orange is found, while a low toasty, and honey-like malt presence is noticeable but not strong. Also, the name of this beer rhymes.

Hopped Lager

Cool Handshake, Get Out Of My Bathroom

3.5% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

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.

Dunkelweizen

Did He Just Yell Tugboats?

5% alc./vol. — 12 ibu

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.

Golden Rye Ale

Is There Wifi At This Funeral?

4.4% alc./vol. — 15 ibu

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.

Honey Pale Ale

Bee R

4.7% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

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.

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.

Chai Stout

Cincinnati Left

6.3% alc./vol. — 33 ibu

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.

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!"

Mint Chocolate Stout

It’s Flute Season

6.8% alc./vol. — 7 ibu

Every Christmas dinner isn't complete without dessert. Our mint chocolate stout is a perfect after dinner delight. Grab one for Grandma Jane and Uncle Buck to, you can never have too many.

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.

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.

Apricot Habanero

Mexican Romance

7% alc./vol. — 70 ibu

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.

Raspberry Wheat Ale

Pinky Brewster

5.5% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

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.

Breakfast Stout

Terry’s Obnoxious Windbreaker

7% alc./vol. — 25 ibu

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.

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.

ESB

Serenity Now!

6% alc./vol. — 45 ibu

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.

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.

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Oktoberfest

She’s German

4.6% alc./vol. — 20 ibu

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.)

Black IPA

Murder of Crows

7.6% alc./vol. — 90 ibu

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Milk Stout

Joe Sent Me

5.2% alc./vol. — 27 ibu

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.

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Nut Brown

The Brouhaha

5.7% alc./vol. — 23 ibu

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.

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