NO. 01

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
NO. 02

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. 027 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.4%

Coup d’état Rye IPA

Style Black IPARead More
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Hops Chinook and Simcoe

Malts Pilsner, Rye and Pale Chocolate

Yeast Conan

Somewhere between a Porter and IPA. Made with rich/flavorful malts and intensely hopped in the boil, whirlpool and dry-hop with Chinook and Simcoe.

Recipe No. 024 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.1%

Evolve IPA – IV

Style American IPARead More
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Hops Simcoe and Ella

Malts Pilsner and Rye

Yeast Conan

American IPA made with 5% Rye. Intensely hopped with Simcoe and Ella. Tropical notes backed up with a slight Rye graininess

Recipe No. 001 / Batch No. 004ABV 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. 004ABV 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. 029 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.3%

Hall and Oatmeal Stout

Style American Oatmeal StoutRead More
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Hops CTZ

Malts Pale, Pale Choco, Roasted Barley, Carafa and Caramel

Yeast English Ale

dark, rich and malty oatmeal stout. notes of dark cocoa, roast, coffee and caramel

Recipe No. 028 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.6%

Wheat the People

Style American WheatRead More
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Hops Centennial

Malts Pilsner, White Wheat and Carapils

Yeast Conan

A light, crisp and refreshing American Wheat Ale. Hopped gently with Centennial for a citrusy backdrop without being aggressive

Recipe No. 026 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.3%

Dirtier Blonde

Style American Pale AleRead More
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Hops Cascade, Chinook and CTZ

Malts Pilsner, Caramel and Flaked Wheat

Yeast Conan

We took our Dirty Blonde Pale Ale and added a heft portion of Flaked Wheat. We also subbed in a ton of CTZ in the whirlpool and dry-hop leaving you with a hazy, dank and intense APA.

Recipe No. 025 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.2%

Prescripton Pils

Style German PilsnerRead More
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Hops Hallertauer and Tettnanger

Malts Pilsner

Yeast German Lager

A classic German Pilsner, well-hopped with Hallertauer and Tettnanger for a balanced and slightly bitter hop character. Crisp and refreshing

Recipe No. 022 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.9%

Tunken Dunkel

Style Munich DunkelRead More
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Hops Tettnanger

Malts Munich

Yeast German Lager

Traditoinally made Munich Dunkel, over 98% Munich malt and touch of de-bittered black for color adjustment. Delicately hopped. Bready, Malty and balanced.

NO. 03

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 Spring 2015

On Deck

Made With

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
Evolve IPA – V
Pilsner and a touch of Caramel 40. Hopped intensely with Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial.
Azacca Pale Ale
Pilsner and C40, hopped well with the tropical and very citrusy Azacca

Crab

Mexicali braised pork shoulder

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

NO. 04

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

Pairs With Evolve IPA

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

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

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Roasted Beet

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

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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

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

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

sheppard’s fried chicken sandwich

8oz chicken breast breaded in secret spices and fried, roasted garlic dijonnaise, fried pickle, lettuce tomato  .13

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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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

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

Pairs With Evolve IPA

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

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, 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

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

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

sheppard’s fried chicken sandwich

8oz chicken breast breaded in secret spices and fried, roasted garlic dijonnaise, fried pickle, lettuce tomato  .13

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

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

Photo of Mexicali braised pork shoulder

Striped Bass

pan seared striped bass, cocoa/paprika dusted, haricot vert, ramp pesto, cherry tomato  .17

Free Range Chicken

10oz chicken breast, crisp fingerling potatoes, garlic, royal trumpets, pan jus  .17

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

Brunch

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

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]  .

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

Photo of BRAISED SPICY PORK FUNDIDO

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

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2nd Story Cocktails

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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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

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Wine

Chardonnay

Cloud Break / Napa  .8

Riesling

BEX / Germany  .8

Pinot Grigio

Gabbiano / Tuscany  .8

Sauvignon Blanc

Pomelo / CA  .8

Cabernet

Sea Glass / California  .9

Red Blend

Lock and Key / California  .10

Pinot Noir

De Loach / California  .8

Malbec

The Show / Mendoza  .9

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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NO. 06

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

Cascade Room

For parties up to 40 people.
More information coming soon.

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Centennial Room

For parties up to 30 people.
More information coming soon.

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Combined rooms can seat up to 75

NO. 07

Blog

Learn more about what's happening at 2nd Story

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