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.
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.
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.
Shirtless in the Back Pew
This bright and fruity golden beauty features subtle spicy notes and a dry finish. It was aged for 8 months in Cabernet Sauvignon and Baco Noir oak barrels from Dark Horse Winery and then blended.
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.)
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.
A dark, roasty, lightly-hopped German brew that could best be described as a lager's and stout's love child. If you're into weird descriptions like that.
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.
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.
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 140 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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