The Beer Archives
Check out what we've brewed in the past.
Shirtless at the Smith Family Reunion
Songs to Corn Detassel
This refreshing low-alcohol German wheat beer, comes in at a nimble 3.5%. It is slightly sour and sweet, and pours a hazy purple thanks to the infusion of sweet tasty blackberries. If you have ever detasseled while listening to Len sing songs from the old country, you'll get it.
The Ugliest Parent
This easy drinking, approachable blonde ale is infused with tangy and tart Rosehip, and lemony-tart, berry-rich Hibiscus. The Ugliest Parent has a well-balanced and clean finish, with beautiful pinkish hues. So beautiful that you'll give up trying to decide if you are, in fact, the ugliest parent.
“What about them Yankees, amirite?” Even the vaguest of sports references can rescue the driest of conversations. Our new Boysenberry (cross among the raspberry, blackberry, dewberry, and loganberry) Saison , is a refreshing, moderately spicy Belgian ale featuring notes of tangerine and honey. If the sports reference doesn't work, talk about the berries.
noun: shed; plural noun: sheds
1. A place where people go to do pretend projects in order to avoid human interaction.
2. A refreshing wheat beer with malty sweetness and grainy wheat flavours. Moderate citrus and floral hop flavours and aromas are brought forward with the addition of strawberries and rhubarb. It’s easy drinking, sweet, and has a ‘fluffy’ finish.
We Danced For The Pizza Guy
It's a flavourful, juicy IPA infused with pineapple. So good we danced for the the Pizza guy. His name is Philip and he was visibly moved.
Scooter City Blues
A cloudy Belgian style wheat beer served with slightly higher carbonation, resulting in a crisp, refreshing finish. The mango and peach additions create a well balanced tropical sweetness. Guaranteed to chase away those Scooter City blues (we have no idea what that means).
This smooth summer ale showcases notes of honey and caramel alongside the fruitiness from the blueberry additions. A perfect blend of malts create biscuit and bready flavours reminiscent of Aunt Sheila's 1998 Blueberry Cobbler that took home 2nd prize at the Watford Fall Fair.
That’s a Controversial Quilt
We can’t show you the images of said quilt. They are too controversial. Like a beer made with plums. But that’s a controversy we are willing to storm. This rich, creamy beauty has a moderately sweet, bready malt flavour and features notes of chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark fruit from the addition of controversial plums.
Ken is Good at Chanting
Ken will turn even the most basic of instructions into a chant. Ask him to make you a coffee, see what happens. He is also fond of beer, dark, sweet, full-bodied Gregorian stout to be exact. A stout with refrains of roasted grain aroma, coffee and white chocolate notes and a sweet chorus of black currants, vanilla bean, cacao and cinnamon.
Why Does Your Dog Wear a Bra?
Bra wearing dogs raise many questions. But maybe it's best just to accept it. Don't question it, don't google it, just allow yourself to be impregnated with wonder. We advise a similar approach to this crisp refreshing wheat ale. Infused with a subtle peach flavour, it has a little hop bitterness with grainy wheat malt sweetness. Don't ask questions. Just let it happen.
Gorgeous Giant Gets His Way
This SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) style beer has sweet yet robust malt flavours which act as a great backbone for the medley of berry aromas and tropical tasting notes that the hop addition provides.
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.
Face for a Neck Tattoo
Face For A Neck Tattoo, is a well rounded 5.2% Saison brewed with Szechuan peppercorns. This subtly spicy, earthy, and herbal ale would bring tattoo'd tears of joy to even the toughest of west coast rappers.
Proximity Party is good honest pint of Bitter. Brewed with locally-sourced malted barley, it is brick-red in colour and boasts a thick creamy head. Be prepared for the Jack the Lad maltiness to give way for a mild, leafy bitter finish. Think of a guy called Gary, playing darts in England who drives a white Transit van. This is the pint he would drink.
The berry editions of our crisp, tart, and refreshing fruit Hefeweizen are back. Best enjoyed in a hammock. Preferably with Kenny G in the hammock with you, laying down some sweet soothing sax. Sporadically available in: Apricot, Blackberry, Cherry and Strawberry.
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.
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.
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 palate 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!).
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 his cousin knows.
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.
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.
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. Moderately-bitter with fruity, spicy, and hoppy characteristics.
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.
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. It's unique and well-balanced, with notes of brown sugar, toasted biscuits, nuts and bread preceding a leafy, grassy hop finish. In terms of Kevin Costner's body of work think more Dances with Wolves and less Waterworld.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.