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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.

Aaron Sheppard
The Chef
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 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. 035 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.8%

Tilted Barn Saison

Style Belgian SaisonRead More

Hops Cascade and Centennial

Malts Pilsner, Wheat, Oats and Rye

Yeast Saison blend

Our interpretation of a Saison. Dry, rustic, spicy and slightly hoppy.

Recipe No. 001 / Batch No. 005ABV 3.7%

Five Mile Ale

Style English MildRead More
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Hops Bramling Cross

Malts Pale, Pale Chocolate, Crystal and touch of Crystal

Yeast English Ale

Our interpretation of the English Mild style. Light-bodied and full flavored. Notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel malt.

Recipe No. 003 / Batch No. 005ABV 4.9%

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. It's malty, crackery and slightly sweet. A refreshing and crisp German lager.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 039 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.3%

Southwark Porter

Style English PorterRead More

Hops Columbus

Malts Pale, Pale Chocolate, Crystal, Simpson's DRC and a touch of Midnight Wheat

Yeast London Ale III

Our take on a sessionable English Porter. Made with a new malt from Simpson's called DRC. The beer has notes of chocolate, toffee and grape jam.

Recipe No. 034 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.1%

Ambika Wheat

Style American WheatRead More

Hops Centennial

Malts Pilsner and White Wheat

Yeast English Ale

Hoppy American Wheat that we added 100 lbs of house-made Mango puree to. Notes of citrus from the hops balance mango fruit on the finish.

Recipe No. 038 / Batch No. 001ABV 7.2%

Evolve IPA – VI

Style American IPARead More

Hops Chinook

Malts Pilsner, What and local Clover Honey from our pals at Fruitwood Orchards

Yeast Conan

We wanted to showcase the under-appreciated Chinook hop in this beer and local honey. The wort was cooled to about 180F before adding the honey to preserve some of the character. Intense notes of pineapple, sap, citrus, pine and tropical

Recipe No. 033 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.6%

Pennsylvania Lager

Style American LagerRead More

Hops Hallertauer

Malts Deer Creek Malthouse Independence Pale Malt and Pennsylvania Rye

Yeast German Lager

American Lager showcasing malted barley and rye from Pennsylvania's Deer Creek Malthouse. Malty, sweet and crisp.

Recipe No. 035 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.6%

Summer Haze

Style American Ale (Blonde/Pale Ale hybrid)Read More

Hops Azacca and Ella

Malts Pilsner and Oats

Yeast Conan

Sessionable/Crushable hoppy ale brewed with a generous helping of Azacca and Ella. Tropical notes of citrus rind, pineapple and mango

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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 Summer 2015

On Deck

Made With

Pro-Am IPA
collaboration with local homebrewer Ed Coffey. Made with pilsner, wheat and intensely hopped with Hallertauer Blanc and Mandarina Bavaria
Fritzie’s Lager
Amber colored lager named after the brewer's Grandfather, Fritzie. It's malty, crackery and slightly sweet. A refreshing and crisp German lager.
Belgian Honey Saison
Saison made with local Orange Blossom honey

Crab

tilted barn farmhouse burger

Bianca

Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

Charcuterie Board

Grilled Wings

Short Rib Poutine

wedge salad

Roasted Beet

Asparagus

2nd Story Burger

Shrimp BLT

Ratatouille

The Big & Boozey Adult Sundae

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Menu

Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer

Starters

Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. served with tortilla chips.  .9

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seared scallops

pear & pistachio puree, blood oranges, pea tendrils  .11

Charcuterie Board

in-house cured meats and pickles, Ritz crackers and crostini  .14

Photo of Charcuterie Board

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

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

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

2nd Story Mussels

shallots, thyme, white wine and garlic served with grilled bread  .13

Pairs With Wheat The People

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with quince paste, honeycomb, Ritz crackers and crostini  .13

Napa Cabbage Cups

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

Soups + Salads

Crab

jumbo & lump crab meat, cherry tomatoes, red mustard greens, avocado, serrano ham crisps  .13

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Pea Soup

English peas, creme fraiche, pea tendrils, pistachio, black pepper  .6

Quinoa

red & golden quinoa, beluga lentils, arugula, red onion, peppers, roasted wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, lemon vinaigrette  .10

wedge salad

gem lettuce, local radishes, applewood smoked bacon, black pepper, Maytag blue cheese dressing  .10

Photo of wedge salad

Roasted Beet

roasted beets, whipped ricotta, rainbow chard, arugula pesto, marcona almonds  .10

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Fig and Pear

arugula, black mission figs, asian pear, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .10

Pairs With Hall and Oatmeal Stout

Housemade Pizzas

Bianca

mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and broccoli rabe pesto  .10

Photo of Bianca

Danny Boy

blue cheese, peperoncini, sausage, black olives and garlic oil  .12

Asparagus

mornay sauce, shaved asparagus, applewood smoked bacon, black truffle oil, pecorino  .13

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Meat Lover’s

marinara sauce, salami toscana, sausage, shishito peppers, garlic, red onion  .13

Burgers + Sandwiches

Brisket in a biscuit

smoked & braised brisket, cheddar cheese on a cheddar biscuit  .16

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

beer battered tilapia served with house-made famous tartar sauce  .14

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

falafel burger

house-made falafel served with tzatziki and pickled onion  .13

sheppard’s fried chicken sandwich

8oz chicken breast breaded in secret spices and fried, roasted garlic dijonnaise, fried pickle, lettuce tomato  .14

Shrimp BLT

sauteed shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, house-made applewood smoked maple bacon, secret sauce on toasted Le Bus sourdough  .14

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Desserts

chocolate lava cake

chocolate molten cake, chocolate ganache, hazlenut, Franklin Fountain vanilla peanut butter & malted chocolate porter ice cream  .9

Panna Cotta

vanilla, lemon, thyme, summer berry balsamic compote  .8

Starters

Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. served with tortilla chips.  .9

Photo of Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

seared scallops

pear & pistachio puree, blood oranges, pea tendrils  .11

Charcuterie Board

in-house cured meats and pickles, Ritz crackers and crostini  .14

Photo of Charcuterie Board

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

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

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

2nd Story Mussels

shallots, thyme, white wine and garlic served with grilled bread  .13

Pairs With Wheat The People

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with quince paste, honeycomb, Ritz crackers and crostini  .13

Napa Cabbage Cups

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

Soups + Salads

Crab

jumbo & lump crab meat, cherry tomatoes, red mustard greens, avocado, serrano ham crisps  .13

Photo of Crab

Pea Soup

English peas, creme fraiche, pea tendrils, pistachio, black pepper  .6

Quinoa

red & golden quinoa, beluga lentils, arugula, red onion, peppers, roasted wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, lemon vinaigrette  .10

wedge salad

gem lettuce, local radishes, applewood smoked bacon, black pepper, Maytag blue cheese dressing  .10

Photo of wedge salad

Roasted Beet

roasted beets, whipped ricotta, rainbow chard, arugula pesto, marcona almonds  .10

Photo of Roasted Beet

Fig and Pear

arugula, black mission figs, asian pear, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .10

Pairs With Hall and Oatmeal Stout

Housemade Pizzas

Bianca

mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and broccoli rabe pesto  .10

Photo of Bianca

Danny Boy

blue cheese, peperoncini, sausage, black olives and garlic oil  .12

Asparagus

mornay sauce, shaved asparagus, applewood smoked bacon, black truffle oil, pecorino  .13

Photo of Asparagus

Meat Lover’s

marinara sauce, salami toscana, sausage, shishito peppers, garlic, red onion  .13

Burgers + Sandwiches

Brisket in a biscuit

smoked & braised brisket, cheddar cheese on a cheddar biscuit  .16

falafel burger

house-made falafel served with tzatziki and pickled onion  .13

sheppard’s fried chicken sandwich

8oz chicken breast breaded in secret spices and fried, roasted garlic dijonnaise, fried pickle, lettuce tomato  .14

Shrimp BLT

sauteed shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, house-made applewood smoked maple bacon, secret sauce on toasted Le Bus sourdough  .14

Photo of Shrimp BLT

Entrees

Hangar Steak

smoked wild mushrooms, baby corn, zucchini, brocolli rabe with romesco, ramp butter  .19

Pairs With DREAMCATCHER PALE ALE

pan-seared gnocchi

hand-made gnocchi, wilted arugula, corn, wild mushrooms, ramp butter  .15

Free Range Chicken

10oz chicken breast, crisp fingerling potatoes, garlic, royal trumpets, pan jus  .18

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

beer battered tilapia served with house-made famous tartar sauce  .17

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Flat Iron Steak

sweet potato, bacon & brussel sprout hash, shaved brussel sprout slaw & cabernet demi-glace  .22

Desserts

chocolate lava cake

chocolate molten cake, chocolate ganache, hazlenut, Franklin Fountain vanilla peanut butter & malted chocolate porter ice cream  .9

Panna Cotta

vanilla, lemon, thyme, summer berry balsamic compote  .8

Brunch

parfait

Fage yogurt, vanilla bean, fresh fruit, Nature Valley granola  .7

bagel platter

Knead bagel (plain, sesame, everything), cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, tomato, cucumber, red onion  .10

huevos rancheros

corn tortillas, black beans, salsa verde, 2 eggs any style, chorizo, pico de gallo  .11

Pairs With Evolve IPA

sides

seasonal fruit, bacon, or sausage [4] soy bacon [5] biscuit [2]  .

2nd story benedict

your choice of house-made mallard duck breast pastrami or lox, biscuit, espelette hollandaise, pea tendrils  .13

3-egg omelette (served with potato hash and salad)

[bacon, cheddar, spinach] or [asparagus, mushroom, pecorino romano]  .10

oatmeal pancakes

3 oatmeal pancakes served with whipped cream, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, mint  .9

full breakfast (served with potato hash)

2 eggs any style, 2 pieces of toast (white, wheat, multi), 3 pieces of bacon, sausage or soy bacon  .12

Desserts

Panna Cotta

vanilla, lemon, thyme, summer berry balsamic compote  .8

Bar Bites

Cheese Board

3 artisan cheeses accompanied with quince paste, honeycomb, Ritz crackers and crostini  .13

Charcuterie Board

in-house cured meats and pickles, Ritz crackers and crostini  .14

BRAISED SPICY PORK FUNDIDO

pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. served with tortilla chips  .9

Photo of BRAISED SPICY PORK FUNDIDO

Bryan’s Pretzels & Fritzie’s Fondue

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

Fried Things

chef’s choice of assorted tempura vegetables, seafood, chicken, served with a spicy aioli  .11

Smashed Fingerlings

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

Short Rib Poutine

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

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Sliders

mini-sized 2nd Story Burgers. tomato jam, manchego cheese and aurugula  .8

Grilled Wings

our wings are confit and grilled. styles include:
Hot Damn
Sambal & Honey  .10

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2nd Story Cocktails

MY GIN-A

Local Fortis gin, with tonic & a Tuscan wine syrup. A sweet take on the classic gin & tonic  .9

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cherry limeade

Local Fortis vodka, infused with cherries & mixed with a house-made limeade  .10

Photo of cherry limeade

jalapeno grapefruit margarita

House-made grapefruit sour mix brings this classic summer cocktail to a new level. Ask for it extra spicy, if you dare  .10

Photo of jalapeno grapefruit margarita

storm a’ brewin’

An updated version of the classic Dark & Stormy with house-spiced rum  .10

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Wine

Cabernet

Sea Glass / California  .9

Red Blend

Lock and Key / California  .10

Pinot Noir

De Loach / California  .8

Malbec

The Show / Mendoza  .9

Chardonnay

Cloud Break / Napa  .8

Riesling

BEX / Germany  .8

Pinot Grigio

Gabbiano / Tuscany  .8

Sauvignon Blanc

Pomelo / CA  .8

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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 meetings. 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

or email us your details

  • Parties
  • Events

With flexible space, we are able to accommodate groups up to 180 people on the 2nd floor, in addition to a variety of options for smaller groups.

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.

As a working brewery we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to create a custom beer to celebrate your event. You will work closely with our head brewer to design a beer that is unique to you and your occasion. Your special brew could be a customized cask beer with your choice of ingredient additions. Or we’ll “Randalize” a beer for you! Using a filter filled with your choice of ingredients, the beer will flow through the Randall to catch all kinds of flavors and aromas right before it hits your glass. Let your beer-creativity flow!

NO. 06

Blog

Learn more about what's happening at 2nd Story

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