5 Craft Beers Perfect For Patio Drinking

Guests are calling it one of the best patios to drink at in Louisville and Southern Indiana and it’s easy to see why. With a full service bar, 12 rotating drafts, a huge collection of wine, spirits, and craft cocktails, the patio at the Exchange is perfect for guests needing a relaxing evening under the  stars. With the arrival of summer, we wanted to introduce 5 beers we think are perfect for kickin’ it on the patio.

As of 5/24/17, all these beers are currently on draft at The Exchange pub + kitchen!

Mikkeler California Dream, 4.6%
Czech Pilsner, California

Best Beer In Louisville

Lovingly crafted in sunny California, Mikkeler’s California Dream is an awesome choice for patio drinking shenanigans. We love ‘Dream’ for it’s floral aroma and crisp, dry finish. At 4.6%, this is a sessionable choice for those looking for something light, refreshing, and social. Adding Mikkeler to our draft list was a great choice as we strive to be one of the best bars in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Come try this Cali classic today!

Dogfish Head Festina Peche, 4.5%
Berliner Weissbier, Delaware


It’s summer and pubs all over are putting out their fresh, seasonal brews. Festina Peche is one of those limited releases that craft beer fans always love seeing behind the bar. Tart and punchy with just the right amount of bubbly, we love Peche for it’s pure, fruit forward flavor and bright personality. Sometimes called a neo-Berliner Weissbier, Peche is for the beer drinker looking for something new and exciting to enjoy under the sun. Who says beer needs to be bitter!?

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, 4.4%
Wheat Beer, Missouri

Best Beer In Louisville

Here’s a beer perfect for chill nights on the best patio in Louisville and Indiana: Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat. Known for it’s unmistakable cloudy appearance, Unfiltered Wheat is light, refreshing, and loaded with natural citrus. Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company continues to reinvent itself in a crowded industry. I can say from personal experience that we have tons of guests who come specifically for this summer-centric draft!

Blake’s El Chavo, 6.5%
Spicy Cider, Indiana

Best Beer In Louisville

El Chavo is an exciting new take on cider that is sure to satisfy beer drinkers who crave a bit of spice in their life. Brewed with a sweet blend of habanero, mango, and apple, this hard cider is one of the more unique brewstyles I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. At 6.5%, it’s also one of the more boozy drafts currently on tap as well. Consider El Chavo if you’ve think you’ve had it all and want something a bit different- especially if you’ve got a taste for heat!

Clownshoes Whammy Bar, 6.5%
IPA, Ohio

After a long day at work, sometimes you just want a satisfying, big bodied IPA to shake things off. Clownshoes Whammy Bar satisfies everything the discerning hop-head craves. Big, resinous hops, juicy, citrus forward nose, with a crisp, almost pine-like finish-- this a hoppy beer that will cut right through the summer heat! We love pairing IPA’s with The Exchange Burger, one of the best burgers in Louisville and Indiana. Look for the malty hops to work perfectly with The Exchange Burger’s savory bleu cheese.