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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. 

At 2nd Story Brewing Co., our passion is the 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.

Cory McDonald
Head Brewer
Kelly Madiraca
Events Manager
Debbie Grady
The Farmer
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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 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 Cory McDonald

House Beers

Recipe No. 1 / Batch No. 21ABV 6.5%

Declaration IPA

Style American IPARead More

Hops Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo

Malts American Two Row, Munich, Crystal

Yeast American Ale

Our flagship IPA is made with 4 varieties of American hops

Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo and Simcoe. Cheers to life, liberty and the pursuit of hoppiness!

Recipe No. 2 / Batch No. 13ABV 4.9%

Fritzie’s Lager

Style Vienna LagerRead More
Photo of Fritzie’s Lager

Hops Magnum, Tettnanger

Malts Vienna, Munich and Caraaroma

Yeast Mexican Lager

Our favorite beer to make and to drink! Prost!

Toasty aroma, rich malty flavor with notes of breadcrust and a crisp, noble hop finish.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 61 / Batch No. 1ABV 8.5%

King of Prussia

Style Russian Imperial StoutRead More

Hops Amarillo, Simcoe, Challenger

Malts 2 Row, Munich, Flake Oats, Chocolate, Wheat, Crystal 150, Dark Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley

Yeast London Ale Yeast

A brew fit for a King

Jet black with a creamy brown head. The aroma has a slight citrus due to American hops shining amid the French roast coffee, mineral and cocoa nib notes. Medium-bodied for the style, there is a decidedly hoppy character to offset the malty, bittersweet chocolate and roasted flavor. The finish is gritty with roasted malt, and bitter from the hops.

Recipe No. 78 / Batch No. 1ABV 4.3%

Helles Yes

Style German HellesRead More

Hops Mandarina Bavaria

Malts Pilsner, Acidulated, Oats

Yeast Mexican Lager

Infinitely Crushable

Wonderful mouthfeel with an extra subtle hint of lemon complexity to the taste & aroma. Sweetness balanced with a light bitterness, delicately hopped, clear & light, it’s the epitome of a thirst-quenching lager bier

Recipe No. 67 / Batch No. 1ABV 6.3%

Fruition

Style Dry Hopped LagerRead More

Hops Magnum, Mandarina, Mosaic, Citra, Ekuanot

Malts Tilted Barn/Double Eagle Rustic Pale, Vienna, Acidulated, Carafoam

Yeast Mexican Lager

Crushable and Complex

Brewed with barley grown on our own farm and malted by our friends at Double Eagle Malt. Complex aroma of soft malt, notes of berry, lime, citrus and apple with a hint of eucalyptus.

Recipe No. 76 / Batch No. 1ABV 9.8%

Bed Time Story

Style Belgian WhitRead More

Hops Cascade

Malts Pale Wheat, PIlsner, Oats

Yeast Belgian Whit

Twinkle, twinkle little supernova

Put your feet up and let us tell you a story about a beer that speaks softly but carries a very heavy pillow. The distinct flavors of valencia oranges and coriander are words you’ve read before but this surprise ending is the almost there feeling of heat from a nearly 10% ABV!

Recipe No. 99 / Batch No. 1ABV 8%

Resolution

Style Brut IPARead More

Hops Idaho Gem, Falconer's Flight. Dry Hop - Sultana

Malts Pilsner, Wheat

Yeast California Ale

Dry, Bright and Fruity

Our founding fathers made a resolution just yards away from where this beer was brewed to support and defend each other and America was born. A new style is given it’s birth here at 2nd story – a brut! – bringing it’s effervescent dryness to your palate. Sultana hops deliver amazing pineapple and tropical flavors

Recipe No. 70 / Batch No. 1ABV 7.8%

Gold ‘N Delicious

Style GrafRead More

Hops Huell Melon, Mandarina Bavariana

Malts Pilsner, Munich, Cara. Apples - Northern Spy, Gala, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith

Yeast Belgian Farm

What happens when you smash an apple over a Belgian?

With cooler weather and the holidays approaching, we wanted to create something that is perfect for this time of year. Gold ‘N Delicious is a blend of Original 13’s traditional dry cider and 2nd Story’s Good Magic – belgian golden ale. Traditionally referred to as a “Graf”, this first-in-Pennsylvania brew is a clean, dry, ebulliently effervescent pint of happiness.

Tasting Notes – Crisp apples and slight banana notes on the nose with a sparkling mouthfeel and dry finish.

Recipe No. 12 / Batch No. 5ABV 7.9%

The Persuader

Style Double IPARead More

Hops Warrior, Chinook, Veteran's Blend '19

Malts American 2-row, Carared, Crystal

Yeast American Ale

When your brewer is a veteran and a.....

Persuader. Generously hopped with pounds and pounds of Yakima Chief’s 2019 Veteran’s Blend. Aroma of freshly sliced citrus fruit and tangerine. Complex juicy fruit flavors with a balanced bitterness and herbal notes.

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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 UpAutumn 2017

On Deck

Description

Tilted Barn Burger

Grilled Confit Wings

2nd Story Burger

The Big & Boozy Adult Sundae

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Menu

Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer

Starters

Quesadilla

4-cheese blend, flour tortilla, house-made pico de gallo | add chicken [2] add shrimp [3]  .12

Grilled Confit Wings

House-Made blue cheese [Hot Damn] or [Mild] or [Dill Pickle Brine]  .12

Poutine

House-Cut Belgian Cut fries with Cheddar Cheese Curds, Mushroom Demi-Glaze, Scallions  .12

Fundido

Poblano fondue, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalapeno. House made tortilla chips  .9

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Braised Short Rib Sliders

Beer braised short rib, fried onions & jalapenos, poblano fondue  .13

Drunken Clams

Little Neck Clams, Beer broth, garlic, shallots, lemon, grilled baguette  .14

Loaded Tots

Fried Tots, Fritzie's Fondue, Bacon, Sour Cream, Scallions  .10

Baked Brie

Pastry Wrapped Brie, Cranberry Jam, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Glaze Drizzle, Crostini  .12

House Made Pretzels & Fritzie’s Fondue

House-made pretzel bites, Fritzie's Fondue, Black Garlic Brewers Mustard  .9

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Soups + Salads

Caesar

romaine, parmigiano, herbed croutons  .10

Beet Salad

Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Israeli Cous-Cous, Spinach, Red Onion Confit, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette  .14

Butternut Squash Soup

Crispy Bacon, Blue Cheese  .8

Brewhouse Chili

Ground Beef, Dark Beer, Black Beans, Red Beans, White Beans, Bell Pepper, Tomato, Sour Cream  .8

German Onion Soup

Fritzie's Lager, Bratwurst, Pretzel Croutons, Gruyere  .8

Eastern Harvest Salad

Baby Kale, Spinach, Shaved Fennel, Candied Pecans, Granny Smith & Fuji Apples, Cheddar Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Maple & Brewers Mustard Vinaigrette  .14

Fig and Pear

arugula, fresh figs, asian pear, proscuitto, blue cheese, olive oil & fig vinaigrette  .14

Housemade Flatbreads

Margherita

Sundried tomato marinara sauce, house-made fresh mozzarella, basil  .11

Pork Belly

Chipotle-Apple BBQ Sauce, Sharp Cheddar, Pork Belly, Shishito Pepper, Red Onion  .13

Fungi

Mornay Sauce, Goat Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Mushroom Blend, Red Onion Confit, Black Truffle Oil  .14

Meat Lovers

house-made fresh mozzarella, sundried tomato marinara, salami toscana, sausage, kalamata olives, prosciutto  .14

Burgers + Sandwiches

2nd Story Pulled Pork Sandwich

smoked & braised pork butt, chipotle-apple BBQ sauce, fennel sauce  .16

Old City Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Deep-Fried, sharp cheddar stuffed, bacon wrapped, spicy tomato glaze, pickled mustard seed, pretzel roll  .11

Tacos

Choice of 3: Ahi Tuna, Braised Chicken, Pork Belly with Pickled Red Onion, Sriracha slaw, cilantro, lime, tortilla  .12

Willy Penn Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Hot peppers, Black garlic brewers mustard, lettuce, tomato, pretzel roll  .11

Ben Frank Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Brewhouse chili, Fritzie's Fondue, Pretzel Roll  .11

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken breast , Roasted Garlic, Dijionnaise, Tomato, Lettuce, Fried House-Made Pickles, Brioche Bun  .16

Shrimp BLT Wrap

sauteed shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked maple bacon, sriracha aioli, tortilla  .15

Entrees

Salmon

Miso Maple Glaze, Wilted Kale, Roasted Fingerlings  .20

Coconut Curry Stew

kaffir lime, lemongrass, habanero, english pea, potato, chickpeas, and carrot, served over basmati rice  .15

Ratatouille

eggplant, zucchini, parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots served in a sundried tomato marinara, topped with a parmesan crisp  .14

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

beer battered cod, house-cut Belain-Style Fries, House-Made Tartar, Fennel Slaw  .18

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Steak Frites

8oz Flat Iron, House-cut Belgian Style Fries, Dijon demi  .20

Short Rib Pappardelle

Beer Braised Short rib, mushroom demi, mushroom blend, peas, pickled mustard seed  .24

Roasted Half Chicken

Cider Gastrique, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash, Roasted Brussel Sprouts  .22

Scallops

Pork Belly, Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, Spinach, Brown Butter Sauce  .26

Desserts

Dessert Pretzel Bites

cinnamon & sugar, topped with seasonal dipping sauce  .9

Creme Brulee

Spiced Pear, Candied Pecans, Cranberry Jam  .8

Hot Chocolate Pots de Creme

Marshmallow Fluff, Cocoa Nibs  .8

Spent Grain Poundcake

Apple Cider & Maple Glaze, Vanilla Icecream  .9

Baked Brie

Pastry Whipped Brie, Cranberry Jam, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Glaze, Crostini  .12

Starters

Quesadilla

4-cheese blend, flour tortilla, house-made pico de gallo | add chicken [2] add shrimp [3]  .12

Grilled Confit Wings

House-Made blue cheese [Hot Damn] or [Mild] or [Dill Pickle Brine]  .12

Poutine

House-Cut Belgian Cut fries with Cheddar Cheese Curds, Mushroom Demi-Glaze, Scallions  .12

Fundido

Poblano fondue, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalapeno. House made tortilla chips  .9

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Braised Short Rib Sliders

Beer braised short rib, fried onions & jalapenos, poblano fondue  .13

Drunken Clams

Little Neck Clams, Beer broth, garlic, shallots, lemon, grilled baguette  .14

Loaded Tots

Fried Tots, Fritzie's Fondue, Bacon, Sour Cream, Scallions  .10

Baked Brie

Pastry Wrapped Brie, Cranberry Jam, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Glaze Drizzle, Crostini  .12

House Made Pretzels & Fritzie’s Fondue

House-made pretzel bites, Fritzie's Fondue, Black Garlic Brewers Mustard  .9

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Soups + Salads

Caesar

romaine, parmigiano, herbed croutons  .10

Beet Salad

Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Israeli Cous-Cous, Spinach, Red Onion Confit, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette  .14

Butternut Squash Soup

Crispy Bacon, Blue Cheese  .8

Brewhouse Chili

Ground Beef, Dark Beer, Black Beans, Red Beans, White Beans, Bell Pepper, Tomato, Sour Cream  .8

German Onion Soup

Fritzie's Lager, Bratwurst, Pretzel Croutons, Gruyere  .8

Eastern Harvest Salad

Baby Kale, Spinach, Shaved Fennel, Candied Pecans, Granny Smith & Fuji Apples, Cheddar Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Maple & Brewers Mustard Vinaigrette  .14

Fig and Pear

arugula, fresh figs, asian pear, proscuitto, blue cheese, olive oil & fig vinaigrette  .14

Housemade Flatbreads

Margherita

Sundried tomato marinara sauce, house-made fresh mozzarella, basil  .11

Pork Belly

Chipotle-Apple BBQ Sauce, Sharp Cheddar, Pork Belly, Shishito Pepper, Red Onion  .13

Fungi

Mornay Sauce, Goat Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Mushroom Blend, Red Onion Confit, Black Truffle Oil  .14

Meat Lovers

house-made fresh mozzarella, sundried tomato marinara, salami toscana, sausage, kalamata olives, prosciutto  .14

Burgers + Sandwiches

2nd Story Pulled Pork Sandwich

smoked & braised pork butt, chipotle-apple BBQ sauce, fennel sauce  .16

Old City Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Deep-Fried, sharp cheddar stuffed, bacon wrapped, spicy tomato glaze, pickled mustard seed, pretzel roll  .11

Tacos

Choice of 3: Ahi Tuna, Braised Chicken, Pork Belly with Pickled Red Onion, Sriracha slaw, cilantro, lime, tortilla  .12

Willy Penn Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Hot peppers, Black garlic brewers mustard, lettuce, tomato, pretzel roll  .11

Ben Frank Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Brewhouse chili, Fritzie's Fondue, Pretzel Roll  .11

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken breast , Roasted Garlic, Dijionnaise, Tomato, Lettuce, Fried House-Made Pickles, Brioche Bun  .16

Shrimp BLT Wrap

sauteed shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked maple bacon, sriracha aioli, tortilla  .15

Entrees

Salmon

Miso Maple Glaze, Wilted Kale, Roasted Fingerlings  .20

Coconut Curry Stew

kaffir lime, lemongrass, habanero, english pea, potato, chickpeas, and carrot, served over basmati rice  .15

Ratatouille

eggplant, zucchini, parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots served in a sundried tomato marinara, topped with a parmesan crisp  .14

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

beer battered cod, house-cut Belain-Style Fries, House-Made Tartar, Fennel Slaw  .18

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Steak Frites

8oz Flat Iron, House-cut Belgian Style Fries, Dijon demi  .20

Short Rib Pappardelle

Beer Braised Short rib, mushroom demi, mushroom blend, peas, pickled mustard seed  .24

Roasted Half Chicken

Cider Gastrique, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash, Roasted Brussel Sprouts  .22

Scallops

Pork Belly, Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, Spinach, Brown Butter Sauce  .26

Desserts

Dessert Pretzel Bites

cinnamon & sugar, topped with seasonal dipping sauce  .9

Creme Brulee

Spiced Pear, Candied Pecans, Cranberry Jam  .8

Hot Chocolate Pots de Creme

Marshmallow Fluff, Cocoa Nibs  .8

Spent Grain Poundcake

Apple Cider & Maple Glaze, Vanilla Icecream  .9

Baked Brie

Pastry Whipped Brie, Cranberry Jam, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Glaze, Crostini  .12

Bar Bites

Dessert Pretzel Bites

cinnamon & sugar, topped with chocolate ganache and salted caramel  .8

Fritzie’s Fondue Fries

hand-cut fries served with Fritzie's lager cheese fondue  .6

Grilled Confit Wings

[Hot Damn] or [Mild]  .10

Photo of Grilled Confit Wings

2nd Story Cocktails

The Mule

ginger beer with your choice of vodka (moscow) or rum (dark & stormy)  .12

The Racecar

Our twist on the classic sidecar- Bulliet, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice  .12

The Coordinator

Our classic Tom Collins- Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda  .12

2nd Story Cooler

Ketel One Peach Orange Blossom Botanical Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Ginger, Cucumber topped with Club Soda  .12

Rose Martini

Ketel One Grapefruit Rose Botanical Vodka, White Grapefruit Juice, Rosemary  .12

Twisted Rita

Traditional Margarita with a blueberry twist- Espolon, Cointreau, Blueberries, Lime  .12

Wine

Chardonnay

Collier Creek  .12

Rose

Lionel Osmin  .11.5

Riesling

Single Post  .12.5

Pinot Grigio

  .8

Cabernet

Joliesse  .10.5

Pinot Noir

Deloach  .11.5

Merlot

Oak Vineyards  .8

Prosecco

Castelli  .11

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Parties

Host your events with us

2nd Story Brewing Co. is able to host a wide variety of events and gatherings. Our space is perfect for private parties, big and small, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events. Just call or email us, and we’ll work with you to bring your event to life.

CALL US TO GET STARTED
267. 314. 5770

Book an Event

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  • Parties
  • Events

With flexible space, we are able to accommodate groups up to 150 people on the 2nd floor, in addition to a variety of options for smaller groups, or a full brewery buyout.

The upstairs space features a bar with 8 taps for house beers and all wine and cocktail options. Choose a sit-down dinner or opt for a more casual party with passed hors d’oeuvres.

NO. 06

Brewers’ Blog

Learn more about what's happening at 2nd Story

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