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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
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. 015 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.5%

Evolve IPA – III

Style American IPARead More

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.

Recipe No. 002 / Batch No. 003ABV 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. 007 / Batch No. 001ABV 5.1%

Root Cellar Helles

Style Munich HellesRead More
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Hops Hallertauer

Malts Pilsner, Vienna and Munich

Yeast German Lager

Pale German Lager

Bready, grainy and subtly sweet, hopped delicately with spicy/floral German hops. This style is also approachable by anyone as it’s the predecessor to today’s ‘light’ beer.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 014 / Batch No. 001ABV 6.3%

Riverwards IPA

Style American IPARead More
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Hops Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe

Malts Pilsner, Wheat and Oats

Yeast Conan

Collaboration beer, brewed with 2014 Philly Homebrew Cup winner Ed Coffey. This IPA is made with Barley, Wheat and Oat. It's hopped intensely with Citra and Amarillo, then dry-hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe.

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

Grumpy Old Man Irish Stout

Style Dry Irish StoutRead More

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

Recipe No. 011 / Batch No. 001ABV 4.5%

Crystal Wheat Persuasion

Style American Wheat AleRead More

Hops Crystal

Malts 2-Row, Wheat and Rye

Yeast Conan

Pale Wheat Ale made with Wheat and Rye, hopped gently with Crystal for a grape-like aroma and flavor. Our lightest offering.

Recipe No. 008 / 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. 009 / Batch No. 002ABV 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

ESB
Classic ESB made with Barley and hopped with East Kent Goldings
Breakfast Stout
Barley, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Oats, Coffee and Cocoa Nibs
Beavis Porter
Robust American Porter made with a plethora of malts including Copper Fox Distillery's Applewood/Cherry smoked barley
Hoppy New Year Amber Ale
Pilsner and Crystal malt. Generously hopped with Amarillo and Centennial.
Fritzie’s Lager
Amber colored lager named after the brewer's Grandfather, Fritzie

Charcuterie Board

Grilled Wings

Short Rib Poutine

Grilled Romaine

Ratatouille

The Big & Boozey Adult Sundae

NO. 04

Menu

Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer

Starters

Oysters

Oven roasted oysters in a lemon chili & garlic compound butter  .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 and crab bisque

rich tomato bisque made with crab stock  .6

Quinoa

spinach, cauliflower, beets, cucumber, celery, sunflower seed crumbles and pomegranate vinaigrette  .8

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 Becca’s 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

holiday fudge torte

served with a chocolate ganache and peanut crumbles  .7

Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark chocolate cream & milk chocolate mousse with pretzel graham cracker crumble  .8

Starters

Oysters

Oven roasted oysters in a lemon chili & garlic compound butter  .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 and crab bisque

rich tomato bisque made with crab stock  .6

Quinoa

spinach, cauliflower, beets, cucumber, celery, sunflower seed crumbles and pomegranate vinaigrette  .8

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 Becca’s 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

holiday fudge torte

served with a chocolate ganache and peanut crumbles  .7

Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark chocolate cream & milk chocolate mousse with pretzel graham cracker crumble  .8

Bar Bites

Fried Things

four shrimp & corn fritters and four hushpuppies, served with spicy mayo and a caramel butter  .9

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

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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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NO. 07

Blog

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