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Our Story

Hand Crafted & Handed Down

We all have a first story. It’s the one we tell to strangers, job interviewers and people we meet during the course of a day. It’s who we are, where we’re from, what we do, people we know. But our second story is all about the passion we have deep inside. It’s the things we love to do because it defines who we are. 

For 2nd Story Brewing Co., our passion is our craft beer that you can witness for yourself being brewed on the second floor. It’s where our second story comes together. It’s where our stellar beer is hand-crafted and handed down.

Ken Merriman
The Restaurateur
Debbie Grady
The Farmer
John Wible
The Brewer
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What’s On Tap

We’re proud to make and serve a variety of quality beers. Brewed on a 15 BBL system on the 2nd floor of 117 Chestnut St, our beer is crafted from the traditional ingredients of barley, hops, and water, and sometimes the addition of not-so-traditional ingredients.  In addition to the beers made on-site, we offer a full bar and collaborations with other brewers and businesses.

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Brewer John Wible

House Beers

Recipe No. 001 / Batch No. 002ABV 3.7%

Five Mile Ale

Style English MildRead More
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Hops Bramling Cross

Malts Pale, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Crystal

Yeast English Ale

Sessionable Brown Ale with a nod to the brewer's roots

Light English Brown Ale. Light in body, but full of nutty/toffee flavor. This is an under-appreciated style that is once again accessible to the non-craft beer drinking world. Notes of Toffee, Chocolate, Roast and sweetness are balanced by traditional grassy English hops.

Recipe No. 002 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.9%

117 Pale Ale

Style American Pale AleRead More
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Hops Chinook, Cascade and Centennial

Malts Pale, Oats and Crystal

Yeast Conan

Pale, grainy and aromatic

This Pale Ale is intensely hopped with bright/citrusy/resinous hop varieties for huge aroma/flavor while some bitterness is there to balance it out. Pale in color, but huge on juicy hop flavor without being too bitter.

Recipe No. 004 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.1%

Fritzie’s Lager

Style Vienna LagerRead More
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Hops Tettnanger

Malts Vienna, Pilsner and Caraaroma

Yeast German Lager

Amber colored lager named after the brewer's Grandfather, Fritzie

Vienna-style German Lager. Malty and bready, amber in color and hopped with traditional German hops to balance the maltiness. This is also very approachable by today’s ‘light’ beer drinkers as it’s somewhat familiar because of Yuengling’s presence.

Recipe No. 005 / Batch No. 001ABV 7.2%

Evolve IPA – I

Style American IPARead More
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Hops Centennial and Chinook

Malts Pale, Munich and Crystal

Yeast Conan

Evolving IPA, never brewed twice.

Intensely hopped IPA. Made with Pale, Munich and a touch of Caramel malt for color. This batch is hopped in the boil with Chinook and Centennial hops then dry-hopped with equal doses of the same hops.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 010 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.6%

Great Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Style Pumpkin AleRead More
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Hops Columbus and Crystal

Malts Pilsner, Munich and Crystal

Yeast English Ale

Full of pumpkin pie aromas and flavors

An assertive malty backbone gives way to aromas/flavors of freshly baked pumpkin pie. Spiced with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Ginger, Clove and house-made Vanilla Extract help balance the malty base.

Recipe No. 003 / Batch No. 001ABV 7.3%

Colonial Porter

Style American PorterRead More
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Hops Bramling Cross

Malts Pale, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Smoked and Crystal

Yeast English Ale

A nod to the Colonial Brewers

Using ingredients that would have been common during the Colonial days, this ‘big’ American Porter utilizes Barley, Wheat, Honey, Brown Sugar, Oats and Molasses. There are additions of Chocolate, Roasted and Smoked malt to further develop complexity. The hop varietals used are earthy English types as that would have been available at the time. The yeast is also English, creating a full-bodied/malty beer. It’s dark brown/black in color with a tan head. Notes of brown sugar, chocolate, smoke and sweetness run throughout.

Recipe No. 009 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.2%

Tilted Barn Saison

Style SaisonRead More
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Hops Cascade and Centennial

Malts Pilsner, Wheat, Rye, Oats and Honey

Yeast Saison Blend

Tilted Barn hops are used in this classic Saison

The beer uses Barley, Wheat, Oats, Honey and Rye to give it a wonderfully complex malt character. It’s straw in color, hopped gently with citrusy hop varietals (grown on Titled Barn Farm) and fermented with classic Saison yeast. The resulting beer is bright, rustic, spicy and beautifully complex.

Recipe No. 006 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.3%

Belgrave Crescent

Style American StoutRead More
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Hops Columbus and Crystal

Malts Pale, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Oats, Wheat and Black Malt

Yeast English Ale

Smooth, Creamy and Full-Bodied Stout

American Stout with a large portion of Oats are used to add texture and a creamy mouth-feel. Chocolate malt, roasted barely and caramel malts. It’s delicately hopped to help balance the sweetness. **Served on Nitro.

Recipe No. 009 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.9%

Adsultim

Style American IPARead More
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Hops CTZ FWH and Citra

Malts Pale, Munich and Crystal

Yeast Conan

Aromatic and juicy IPA

Burnt orange in color and full of citrus/grapefruit flavors from the Citra hops.

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What’s Brewing

Passion in the Process

We brew because we love it. From the raw ingredients to the finished product, we put great care into every step because we only want the best. We brew beers we like to drink and we brew beers our friends will like to drink. We are proud to be adding another chapter to Philadelphia’s beer story because the history and process of brewing is an important part of making great beer and making great communities.

Coming Up Fall 2014

On Deck

Made With

Crystal Rye Wheat
Pilsner, Rye and Wheat - gently hopped with Crystal
Root Cellar Helles
Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts, German Yeast and Hops.

Ratatouille

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Menu

Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer

Starters

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

Baked in house every day, served with cheese fondue and mustard  .7

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Mussels in Adobo

Spicy tomato based broth with caramelized onion, garlic lime aioli and grilled bread  .10

Napa Cabbage Cups

Beyond Meat “chicken”, oranges, micro greeens, pickled onions, cilantro and shaved jalapeno  .9

Black Bean Egg Rolls

Braised chicken, grilled corn, black beans, roasted poblanos and creamy herb dipping sauce  .6

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with spiced pecans, honeycomb and crostini  .12

Charcuterie Platter

Locally sourced & in-house cured meats, mustard, pickled shallots, cornichons and crostini  .12

Soups + Salads

Cauiflower and Potato Soup

Garnished with tomato & bacon jam  .6

Quinoa

Arugula, tomato raisins, cucumber, chick peas, garlic vinaigrette and lemon crema  .8

Grilled Romaine

Hearts of romaine, blue cheese, spiced walnuts, apples, sunflower seed crumbles & pomegranate vinaigrette  .9

Roasted Beet

Micro arugula, whipped goat cheese and citrus herb vinaigrette  .9

Pairs With Tilted Barn Farmhouse Ale

Fig and Pear

Arugula, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .9

Housemade Flatbreads

Pesto

Pesto, blue cheese, tomato raisins, caramelized shallots and arugula  .10

Mornay

Mornay sauce, applewood bacon, chives and apple  .11

Rustic

Roasted garlic, salami, black olive, truffed honey and house-made mozzarella  .12

Burgers + Sandwiches

Vegetarian Burger

Black bean, ancient grains, fontina, apple fennel slaw and baby arugula  .12

2nd Story Burger

Tomato jam, manchego cheese and arugula on a toasted Le Bus bun  .14

Pairs With 117 Pale Ale

Chopped Chicken

Broccoli rabe, caramelized shallots, honey dijon aioli and sharp provolone on a baguette  .14

Shirmp BLT

Shrimp BLT, shredded lettuce, fried green tomato, applewood bacon and secret sauce on grilled brioche  .14

Adult Grilled Cheese

Apples, fontina, manchego, cheddar and applewood smoked bacon  .12

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Entrees

Pan Seared Salmon

Chilled beluga lentil salad, Benton’s bacon & tomato jam  .17

Free Range Chicken

Smashed fingerlings, apple fennel slaw and old timey gravy  .17

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Served with Becca’s famous tartar sauce  .17

Pairs With Colonial Porter

Flat Iron Steak

Roasted sweet potato & brussel sprout hash, shaved sprout slaw and cabernet demi  .18

Desserts

The Big & Boozey Adult Sundae

Stout ice cream, chocolate syrup, salted caramel, malt pretzel/peanut crumble and honey whipped cream  .8

The Great Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spicy pumpkin custard, toasted marshmallow mascarpone and espresso caramel soaked Nilla wafers  .8

Colonial Porter Banana Cake

Better than the best cream cheese icing layered with banana bread and stout ice cream  .8

Starters

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

Baked in house every day, served with cheese fondue and mustard  .7

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Mussels in Adobo

Spicy tomato based broth with caramelized onion, garlic lime aioli and grilled bread  .10

Napa Cabbage Cups

Beyond Meat “chicken”, oranges, micro greeens, pickled onions, cilantro and shaved jalapeno  .9

Black Bean Egg Rolls

Braised chicken, grilled corn, black beans, roasted poblanos and creamy herb dipping sauce  .6

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with spiced pecans, honeycomb and crostini  .12

Charcuterie Platter

Locally sourced & in-house cured meats, mustard, pickled shallots, cornichons and crostini  .12

Soups + Salads

Cauiflower and Potato Soup

Garnished with tomato & bacon jam  .6

Quinoa

Arugula, tomato raisins, cucumber, chick peas, garlic vinaigrette and lemon crema  .8

Grilled Romaine

Hearts of romaine, blue cheese, spiced walnuts, apples, sunflower seed crumbles & pomegranate vinaigrette  .9

Roasted Beet

Micro arugula, whipped goat cheese and citrus herb vinaigrette  .9

Pairs With Tilted Barn Farmhouse Ale

Fig and Pear

Arugula, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .9

Housemade Flatbreads

Pesto

Pesto, blue cheese, tomato raisins, caramelized shallots and arugula  .10

Mornay

Mornay sauce, applewood bacon, chives and apple  .11

Rustic

Roasted garlic, salami, black olive, truffed honey and house-made mozzarella  .12

Burgers + Sandwiches

Vegetarian Burger

Black bean, ancient grains, fontina, apple fennel slaw and baby arugula  .12

2nd Story Burger

Tomato jam, manchego cheese and arugula on a toasted Le Bus bun  .14

Pairs With 117 Pale Ale

Chopped Chicken

Broccoli rabe, caramelized shallots, honey dijon aioli and sharp provolone on a baguette  .14

Shirmp BLT

Shrimp BLT, shredded lettuce, fried green tomato, applewood bacon and secret sauce on grilled brioche  .14

Adult Grilled Cheese

Apples, fontina, manchego, cheddar and applewood smoked bacon  .12

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Entrees

Pan Seared Salmon

Chilled beluga lentil salad, Benton’s bacon & tomato jam  .17

Free Range Chicken

Smashed fingerlings, apple fennel slaw and old timey gravy  .17

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Served with Becca’s famous tartar sauce  .17

Pairs With Colonial Porter

Flat Iron Steak

Roasted sweet potato & brussel sprout hash, shaved sprout slaw and cabernet demi  .18

Desserts

The Big & Boozey Adult Sundae

Stout ice cream, chocolate syrup, salted caramel, malt pretzel/peanut crumble and honey whipped cream  .8

The Great Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spicy pumpkin custard, toasted marshmallow mascarpone and espresso caramel soaked Nilla wafers  .8

Colonial Porter Banana Cake

Better than the best cream cheese icing layered with banana bread and stout ice cream  .8

Bar Bites

Charcuterie Platter

Locally sourced & in-house cured meats, mustard, pickled shallots, cornichons and crostini  .12

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with spiced pecans, honeycomb and crostini  .12

Smashed Fingerlings

Blanched, smashed and fried until crispy. Styles Include:
Plain-Jane - 6
Fritzie's Fondue - 7
Mornay & Bacon - 8  .

Black Bean Egg Rolls

Braised chicken, grilled corn, black beans, roasted poblanos and creamy herb dipping sauce  .6

Short Rib Poutine

House fries with beer-braised short rib, mushroom gravy & cheddar curds. Garnished with scallions  .10

Sliders

Mini-sized 2nd Story Burgers. Tomato jam, manchego cheese and aurugula  .8

Grilled Wings

Our wings are brined, baked & grilled. Styles include:
Hot Damn
40 Cloves of Garlic
Sambal & Honey  .8

NO. 05

Events

Sat. Aug. 02

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
- Mid Atlantic Edition

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Sun. Sep. 07

Philly Honey Fest at Bartram’s Gardens

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Parties & Catering

Host your events with us

2nd Story is designed to help you create great stories of your own with friends and family. Our space is perfect for private parties, big and small, rehearsal dinners, meetings and birthday parties. Just call or email us with the details like dates, size of party and occasion, and we’ll work with you to bring it to life.

CALL US TO GET STARTED
267. 314. 5770

or email us your details

  • Parties
  • Events
  • Catering

Dock St. Room

For parties up to 35 people.
More information coming soon.

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Wynne St. Room

For parties up to 50 people.
More information coming soon.

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Blog

Learn more about what's happening at 2nd Story

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