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.
This zero sugar drink, has a pleasant splash of grapefruit that's accompanied by all the fizz you love from a seltzer.
A Walleye Is A Pickerel
This lager was named by our Mug Club contest winner. We don’t know what it means, and that’s okay.
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 bright, incredibly easy drinking ale that uses the unique Kveik yeast strain to produce an easy drinking yet full flavoured ale. A simple malt bill, along with some oats, gives this beer a soft and elegant mouthfeel. A slight dry hop finishes off this beer and gives way to a bright and sessionable beer.
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.
Brewed with 125 pounds of hand cut french fries, this golden concoction is an ode to one of Sarnia’s favourite pastimes. The fry addition provides some fermentable sugars, and helps create a light bodied, crisp, and dry finish. Specialty malts such as victory and vienna give this beer its golden hue. As they say, when you can’t eat bridge fries, drink them.
This lightly coloured blonde base features a sweet and nutty malt profile - its the perfect beer-to-coffee balance. A heavy lactose addition adds to this sweetness and gives this beer a silky smooth mouthfeel. After fermentation this beer was steeped on a blend of El Salvadorian coffee beans (from Sarnia’s Ground Up Roastery) for 48 hours. It’s an upscale ode to our high-walled highway.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 138 different beers
You're bound to like at least one of them.Browse our beer archives
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