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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.

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 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. 021 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.6%

Gillian’s Wit

Style American WitRead More
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Hops Crystal

Malts Pilsner and White Wheat

Yeast Conan

An American interpretation on a classic Witbier. We are using our house ale yeast in this beer. Brewed with orange peel, coriander and gently hopped with the floral/delicate Crystal hops

Recipe No. 003 / Batch No. 002ABV 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.

Recipe No. 015 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.5%

Evolve IPA – III

Style American IPARead More
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Hops CTZ, Simcoe and Belma - Dry-Hopped with Citra and Belma

Malts Pilsner, Rye and Wheat

Yeast Conan

Super sessionable IPA. Tropical, pine, and citrus zest shine through a wheaty backbone.

Recipe No. 001 / Batch No. 003ABV 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.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 020 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.5%

Revolver IPA

Style American IPARead More

Hops Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus

Malts Pilsner, Wheat, Oats, Rye and Dextrose

Yeast Conan

Somewhat of a mashup of Evolve IPA - III and Riverwards IPA. We backed off the grainy malts a touch but loaded up on hops, the most hops we've used per BBL yet! It's tropical and juicy, notes of tangerine and citrus zest.

Recipe No. 018 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.7%

Canterbury Bitter (ESB)

Style Extra Special BitterRead More
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Hops East Kent Goldings

Malts Pale and Crystal

Yeast English Ale

A classically made ESB. It's a malt-forward well balanced English Ale. EKGs add a subtle citrus character in the finish.

Recipe No. 019 / Batch No. 001ABV 8.5%

Breakfast Stout

Style Russian Imperial StoutRead More
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Hops Columbus

Malts Pale, Oats, Pale Chocolate, Roasted, Flaked Barley, Chocolate and Crystal

Yeast English Ale

A bold Imperial Stout, brewed with 10% Oats and blended with Philly Roaster's cold-brewed coffee. It's full-bodied and chock full of roasty/coffee flavor.

Recipe No. 017 / Batch No. 001ABV 7.2%

Beavis Porter

Style Robust PorterRead More
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Hops Columbus

Malts Pale, MO, Rye, Pale Chocolate, Flaked Barley, Amber, Crystal and a touch of Applewood/Cherry Smoked

Yeast English Ale

A full-bodied Porter, layers and layers of malt flavor. Notes of toffee, nut, caramel and raisin.

Recipe No. 016 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.7%

Hoppy New Year Amber Ale

Style American Amber AleRead More
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Hops CTZ, Centennial and Amarillo

Malts Pale and Caramel

Yeast English Ale

American Amber Ale generously hopped in the boil with Centennial and Amarillo, then dry-hopped for some fresh hop aroma. Tropical and slightly resinous.

Recipe No. 013 / Batch No. 001ABV 3.7%

Grumpy Old Man Irish Stout

Style Dry Irish StoutRead More
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Hops Columbus

Malts 2-Row, Flaked Barley, Roasted, Pale Chocolate and Black

Yeast English Ale

Dry Irish Stout affectionately named for our GM Ken Merriman. Traditional Irish Stout brewed with a touch of ReAnimator espresso beans

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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 Winter 2015

On Deck

Made With

Munich Dunkel
Classically brewed Munich Dunkel. Made with Weyermann Munich I and a touch of Black Malt for color. Hopped with German Tettnang to balance the maltiness.
Fritzie’s Lager
Amber colored lager named after the brewer's Grandfather, Fritzie
117 Pale Ale
Pilsner, Oats and Crystal. Hopped with Cascade, Chinook and CTZ

Charcuterie Board

Grilled Wings

Short Rib Poutine

Grilled Romaine

Ratatouille

The Big & Boozey Adult Sundae

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Menu

Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer

Starters

Oysters Rockafeller

baked Blue Point oysters topped with parmesan, bacon, spinach & panko  .9

Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

Pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. Served with tortilla chips.  .9

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

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

Pairs With Root Cellar Helles

Charcuterie Board

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

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2nd Story Mussels

shallots, thyme, white wine and garlic served with grilled bread  .10

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

tomato bisque

rich tomato bisque made with fire roasted tomatoes, charred onions & pea tendrils  .6

Quinoa

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

Grilled Romaine

Hearts of romaine, blue cheese, spiced walnuts, apples, sunflower seed crumbles & pomegranate vinaigrette  .8

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BLT Salad

chopped romaine, bacon bits, tomato, cucumber, red onion with green goddess dressing  .9

Pairs With Root cellar helles

Fig and Pear

Arugula, dried figs, asian pear, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .9

Housemade Pizzas

Bianca

Mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and broccoli rabe pesto  .10

Danny Boy

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

Mornay

Mornay sauce, applewood bacon, chives and apple  .11

Rustic

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

Burgers + Sandwiches

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

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

falafel burger

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

Chopped Chicken

Broccoli rabe, caramelized shallots, honey dijon aioli and sharp provolone on a baguette  .13

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 on toasted Le Bus sourdough  .12

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Desserts

house-made doughnuts

cinnamon & sugar, chocolate ganache dipping sauce  .7

chocolate lava cake

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

apple crostata

granny smith apples, caramel, sea salt, vanilla ice cream  .8

Starters

Oysters Rockafeller

baked Blue Point oysters topped with parmesan, bacon, spinach & panko  .9

Braised Spicy Pork Fundido

Pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. Served with tortilla chips.  .9

Bryan’s Pretzels &
Fritzie’s Fondue

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

Pairs With Root Cellar Helles

Charcuterie Board

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

Photo of Charcuterie Board

2nd Story Mussels

shallots, thyme, white wine and garlic served with grilled bread  .10

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

tomato bisque

rich tomato bisque made with fire roasted tomatoes, charred onions & pea tendrils  .6

Quinoa

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

Grilled Romaine

Hearts of romaine, blue cheese, spiced walnuts, apples, sunflower seed crumbles & pomegranate vinaigrette  .8

Photo of Grilled Romaine

BLT Salad

chopped romaine, bacon bits, tomato, cucumber, red onion with green goddess dressing  .9

Pairs With Root cellar helles

Fig and Pear

Arugula, dried figs, asian pear, serrano ham, blue cheese, olive oil and fig vinaigrette  .9

Housemade Pizzas

Bianca

Mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and broccoli rabe pesto  .10

Danny Boy

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

Mornay

Mornay sauce, applewood bacon, chives and apple  .11

Rustic

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

Burgers + Sandwiches

falafel burger

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

Chopped Chicken

Broccoli rabe, caramelized shallots, honey dijon aioli and sharp provolone on a baguette  .13

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 on toasted Le Bus sourdough  .12

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Entrees

chicken and biscuits

Chicken stew with carrots, onion, potato, peas, parm, criminis, Bryan's biscuit & simple salad  .18

Mexicali braised pork shoulder

braised pork shoulder in a salsa verde demi, shaved radish, hominy, cilantro & mexican string cheese  .15

Pairs With Evolve IPA

Free Range Chicken

Smashed fingerlings, apple fennel slaw and old timey gravy  .18

Pairs With Root Cellar Helles

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

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

Pairs With Five Mile Ale

Flat Iron Steak

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

Desserts

house-made doughnuts

cinnamon & sugar, chocolate ganache dipping sauce  .7

chocolate lava cake

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

apple crostata

granny smith apples, caramel, sea salt, vanilla ice cream  .8

Bar Bites

Fried Things

chef's choice of assorted tempura vegetables, seafood & chicken. served with spicy aioli  .10

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

Pairs With Tilted Barn Saison

BRAISED SPICY PORK FUNDIDO

Pork fundido, topped with poblano cheese and pickled jalapenos. Served with tortilla chips  .9

Bryan’s Pretzels & Fritzie’s Fondue

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

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

Photo of Grilled Wings
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

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