One of those breweries was Kilannan.
We tried quite a few of their beers and had a great time there. One standout beer was the Kolsch, a beer we picked up a bunch of for our trip.
It surprised us to learn that the brewery is run by a 23 year old man. Makes me feel unaccomplished.
A Kolsch is a style of beer that is at first made like a lager with top fermenting yeast but is then aged in a cold place for an extended period of time to give it a lighter taste.
The Kolsch is available at the LCBO and costs $2.90 a can. It sits at 5% ABV.
Appearance: Light gold with a soft white head. Filtered.
Aroma: Light toasted bread, a bit of apple like sweetness.
Taste: Extremely light mouth feel and super refreshing. A bit of toasted bread stays with you but the apples are gone.
Aftertaste: Nice dry finish.
Overall: A great lagered ale. Will seek it out.