The Beer Archives
Check out what we've brewed in the past.
Hardwood under the Carpet
Spring is here. Celebrate by welcoming your taste buds out of hibernation. You'll enjoy 13 different spices carried by a Belgian Wit style ale with a gentle yeast. The softness of this approachable beer quickly gives way to a plethora of beautiful flavours. This is one of our most intensely spiced beers to date. If you can name all the spices you get to brew our next beer!
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 IPA delivers a bright, clean, citrusy flavour to coat your palate with low haze to the eye and a refreshing finish. Look for a complex blend of five hops to bring out the citrusy notes. We'll give you a hint - one is Centennial.
Don’t Mention The Chair
Don't Mention The Chair, is a 6.6% sweet stout brewed using 6 masala chai spices (cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and ginger). It's roasty, creamy, and spicy all at the same time, and has a more than pleasant finish. Best enjoyed standing, kneeling, or lying down.
A Battery Of Barracudas
Just like the ferocious fish, this Black Ale looks a little funny and has a fearsome bite. The sweet and piny Simcoe hops give this beer a nice forward bite, but before you can say "Battery!" you will get a roasty, malty finish, which is why this beer has a surprisingly pitch black colour. At 5.7% this delicious winter ale is just the kind of beer to surprise attack your February blues.
Let’s Wear Balaclavas
Let's Wear Balaclavas is a 10% Belgian Dark Strong Ale. It is complex, rich, and smooth with pepper and dark fruit notes. Banana and clove stand out. Much like skiing and robbing banks, this beer is dangerous and should only be experienced in a proper ski mask.
It’s Flute Season
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.
Quiet Down, I’m Doing Cartography
Quiet Down, I'm Doing Cartography, a 5% British Golden Ale, is a shout-out to the renegade map makers of the world who refuse to trust Google's accuracy. This refreshing and flavourful pale ale is brewed with British malts and yeast, and mosaic hops that give it hints of tangerine and papaya.
Say NO! To Rugs
Introducing Say No! To Rugs, an 11.9% English Barleywine that is intense and complex in the best sort of way. Pleasant fruit and toffee notes make this beast the perfect cold weather sipper, and as a bonus it's great for aging. Just don't drink this beer while on rugs, bad things will happen...
Citrus Cringe is an Orange Sour made with tons of fresh Naval oranges. Not only is it delicious, but the extra Vitamin C means your scurvy worries are over.
Let’s Play Jenga Before We Break Up
Let's Play Jenga Before We Break Up is a light Pilsner brewed with over 100 cucumbers and 50 zesty limes. It's a refreshing summer beer, primed and ready to welcome the warm weather. SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT!
Tiny Umbrella is a Coconut Brown Ale with hints of toffee, caramel and real toasted coconut. It looks great in the grocery cart next to all those superfoods that you are going to pretend you like.
Our original Troll Toll with a splash of Blackberry.
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.
A Sarnia Greekfest Pilsner.
This is a German style beer from, you guessed it, Berlin. It's sour/tart, light, and really drinkable at only 3%. Great for summer! One thing that German's do is mix in flavoured syrups to create a nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Apparently, if you try to order it without syrup in Germany people think you're weird. Raspberry and Woodruff are the two syrups that are typically used, but we have a couple others to try out as well.
Captain Velour is our new Cherry Hefeweizen. This perfect summer wheat ale is so good, a beer bug drowning in a glass on our patio was quoted as saying 'Best. Death. Ever.'
This Beer’s Gone Bad
A young Brett-fermented American Wild Ale influenced by Canadians, 'This Beer’s Gone Bad' has sour notes, combined with the fresh wheat beer taste that is perfect for early patio season.
Another Pinecone Fight?
Another Pinecone Fight?, is a strong, rich and malty Dopplebock. Originally brewed centuries ago in Munich by a group of lazy monks who would take long breaks to frolic and we can only assume, throw pinecones at each other.
Tiny Pony Withdrawal
There is nothing quite like having a hefeweizen greet your palette with citrus blood orange and chewy wheat ale. Saddle up and trot your way to the brewery before it's gone....and you go into pony withdrawal.
Do It For Sarnia
A very approachable 5% Pale Ale. The proceeds from the sale of this beer support Mental Health at Bluewater Health.
Red Ryans Dead
Red Ryans Dead is a slightly sweet, easy drinking 5% Irish Red Ale with a dry toffee finish. Named after the notorious criminal Red Ryan, who was shot dead in a downtown Sarnia liquor store in 1936. This beer has a way of making you feel bad-ass.. until you look in the mirror and realize you are, in fact, not bad-ass at all (which is okay!).
She Throws Things
Similar to our old favourite Centennial's Fence with some hop editions to provide a nice citrus finish.
A moderate wheat flavour that lingers to the finish and a nice malty sweetness make this a great start-of-Spring beer.
She Throws Things is an American Wheat that you shouldn't be tossing around.
This traditional extra-strong English brew suffers from a bit of a split personality: part honey mead, part barley ale. With the addition of a boatload of spices with strange names like Grains of Paradise, Cardamom, and Long Pepper. A bottle of this one is known to cure the symptoms of any mid-life crisis; including impulse Mazda purchases and impromptu trips to Vegas "just because."
A classic German golden lager...crisp, clean, and dry. Refined Fool supports the revitalization of Sarnia's downtown, and we believe SCITS is a vital part of this. Proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to charitable organizations that strive to make downtown, and our great city, a better place to live.
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.
Sporting a malty front and slightly bitter, hoppy finish, this sessionable amber lager is sure to be a huge hit at your next baby oil wrestling party. Get to glistenin'!
Denim Denim Denim
Feel the friction in your mom jeans with this strong Belgian Blonde! Look for notes of fruity banana and spicy clove from the Belgian yeast used in this extra-strong brew.
This session-strength porter flaunts a medium-full body, with great chocolate maltiness and a rich mouthfeel. If Eeyore drank beer, it would probably be this one.
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.
Then Bernice Flipped the Canasta Table
Settle in for a glass of this well-rounded East Coast DIPA. Featuring a variety of flavorful, fruity hops, this beer will surprise you with every cloudy sip.
The Brewster is a hefeweizen with a twist of tart raspberry that comes right up front and coats the palate through the entire beer. So get ready to pucker up to the Pinky!
Blackwater Breakfast Stout
Refined Fool and our friends at Blackwater Coffee & Tea Company, Sarnia's micro-roaster, 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.
That’s When Ted Fought the Mailman
Boasting with huge hop aroma and flavour, this malty, hazy dry-hopped Double IPA packs enough punch to knock your socks (or stamps) off.
Saison D'hiver (winter saison) brewed with cinnamon and vanilla.
Dark and rich, this milk stout is accented with the aroma and flavour of fresh, juicy blueberries. Roasted grains provide complimenting cocoa notes, and the addition of lactose creates a sweeter, creamy finish.
A strong, bold amber, this spiced ale boasts a big body, and finishes with hints of cinnamon, ginger, and fresh local honey.
Ripsnorter is a truly complex beast. You’ll taste hints of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dried fruit, and chocolate. 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.
We couldn't be more thrilled to sponsor South Western International Film Festival. This easy drinking pub-style beverage is smooth and calming - the kind of beer that pairs well with all-nighter marathons.
Do It Like Dali
In honour of Dali's arrival to our beloved downtown and Movember, we released this pale ale that displays floral and subtle spice notes and imparts distinct tropical flavours.
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.
Yes Dear Beer
In honour of our brewmaster tying the knot we released the Drunk In Love 4-pack, featuring four brand new seasonals that are sold together. Strong malt aroma, with moderate amounts of rich toasty overtones.
Groom’s Last Blonde
In honour of our brewmaster tying the knot we released the Drunk In Love 4-pack, featuring four brand new seasonals that are sold together. Featuring Saskatoonberries, which are the best berries according to our brewmaster who happens to be from Saskatoon.
Back Out Stout
In honour of our brewmaster tying the knot we released the Drunk In Love 4-pack, featuring four brand new seasonals that are sold together. An easy drinking stout that's spiced with the classic "pumpkin pie" spices.
Ale’s Fair In Love & Marriage
In honour of our brewmaster tying the knot we released the Drunk In Love 4-pack, featuring four brand new seasonals that are sold together. Ale's Fair In Love & Marriage, has a malty profile and just enough lightly floral hops for balancing. Overall this is an elegant and great session beer
A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, and slightly roasty Oatmeal Stout. So calm down, finish your cap'n crunch, and head over for breakfast: part 2.
The Last Of The Warm Bohemians
This smooth, crisp pilsner has a rich gold colour, prevalent hops and a clean malty finish. And despite its name, we recommend you enjoy it chilled (Although our recommendations are generally not recommended).
American Wheat. Sexy.
You Are Lazy, Susan
'You Are Lazy, Susan' is a light and refreshing style of wheat beer known as a Rosemary Gose. Bright flavours, mildly sour and salty, with an added hint of lemon and rosemary. Available on tap, in bombers, and in growlers.
This pleasant 5% California Common (or Steam Beer) is moderately hopped, mildly fruity, and has a light malt character.
A very light, Polish style, smoked wheat beer. Uses oak smoked wheat malt and Saaz hops.
One Tax Break Short Of A Great Name
This beer is a magical coffee/beer love child. It's a stout fortified with chocolate, oatmeal and passion.
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.
Wheat Didn’t Start the Fire
Pale/straw in color with high cloudiness. Classic Hefeweizen style, with strong banana and clove balanced by bready/sweet characteristics, and high carbonation. Immensely refreshing and easy drinking.
Anne of Gruit Gables
Brewed to mimic a traditional Finnish Sahti. Copper red and very cloudy in appearance. Moderate malt flavors with caramel, dark dried fruit, toffee, and spicy rye notes. Dry finish. Hints of fresh juniper throughout, with a very strong "banana" yeast character.
Bright pink in color with high cloudiness. Flavor is that of a typical German Hefeweizen with a slight tartness and cranberry flavor. Low hop aromas/bitterness. Light in body with high carbonation.
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.)
Our newest seasonal is a well balanced, extremely smooth, amber-colored Düsseldorf Altbier called Grandad's Slipper. A perfect early winter beer for those of us with an old soul just like Grandad. So put down your prune juice, turn off the Matlock reruns, and stop doing your mega-large font crossword immediately. Instead, get in your car and head straight to Refined Fool at 23km/h with your left blinker on the whole way. See you soon(ish)!
Introducing our first smoked porter, The Churchwarden. This impressive dark porter is made with cherrywood smoked malt creating a taste and aroma that would make Smokey the Bear go on a murderous rampage if you drank it near a forested area. (We don't recommend trying this. Why do you think he carries a shovel?...) SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Just enjoy the damn beer.
Peter, Peter, pumpkin drinker / Had a beer but couldn't keep her / He put it in a pumpkin shell / And there he kept it very well... for about 4 seconds. My god, Peter, show some restraint! Introducing our pumpkin amber ale made with real pumpkin along with spiced cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It'll be the best trick or treat stop you make this season, guaranteed.
Ahhhh, good ol' October. The perfect month for wearing jeans, meeting that special someone, and drinking delicious Oktoberfest beer. Introducing our newest seasonal She's German, a slightly malty, bitter ale that will send you into a polka fit. 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.)
Its origins date back to Vikings crossing the ocean with wooden casks, curing the common cold, chafing, and venereal disease upon arrival. Years later it would be passed on at school dances, purchased by older siblings and sketchy friends of friends. Now its your turn to make history. This beer promises not to alarm any taste buds but will quench thirst and improve quality of life if administered at the proper temp. Results may vary.
Of Course… But Maybe
Say hello to our new porter. It will warm your eyes with its deep, dark colour. It will warm your head with an 8% abv. And it will warm your soul with an array of boisterous flavours. Of course, I won't go try it right now, my wife is in labour!! But maybeeeeee...
Ripe with flavour and belligerently low in ABV, The Guvna is an exceptional example of what it means to be an English Bitter. You'd bitter get here soon as supply is limited!
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.
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.)
Strawberries and wheat are a great combination. Don't believe us? Welp, you better come try our new seasonal, Hipster Doofus. Wear some skinny jeans and a scarf, because the hipster in you is sure to emerge.
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.
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.