Announcing our new Head Brewer, Cory McDonald

When 2nd Story Brewing first opened in 2014, it was fueled by passion. Passion for creating a warm, fun environment, passion for delivering outstanding meals from our scratch kitchen, but most of all, a passion for making some of the finest craft beer in Philadelphia. Our first brewer, John Wible, delivered on that passion, when... View Article

When 2nd Story Brewing first opened in 2014, it was fueled by passion. Passion for creating a warm, fun environment, passion for delivering outstanding meals from our scratch kitchen, but most of all, a passion for making some of the finest craft beer in Philadelphia. Our first brewer, John Wible, delivered on that passion, when it was time for his 2nd Story: fatherhood, he departed to focus on his growing family.  John was followed by Jason Ranck a distinguished brewer who truly took our brews to the next level!

The next chapter will be written by Cory McDonald! A former Army officer, Cory earned his spurs brewing at Neshaminy Creek and also co-founding Blueprint Brewing. He has a commitment to high quality, classic styles that meld with the McDonald family artistic genes bringing another spin and chapter to our story.

As our valued guest, you can expect to continue enjoying some of our classic styles, such as the Declaration IPA and Fritzie’s lager, but you can also expect to find something new every visit. Whether it’s new families, new beginnings, new seasons, there’s always something to raise a glass to, and we here at 2nd Story will keep that glass full!