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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.

Cory McDonald
Head Brewer
Debbie Grady
The Farmer
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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 Cory McDonald

House Beers

Recipe No. 1 / Batch No. 21ABV 6.5%

Declaration IPA

Style American IPARead More

Hops Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo

Malts American Two Row, Munich, Crystal

Yeast American Ale

Our flagship IPA is made with 4 varieties of American hops

Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo and Simcoe. Cheers to life, liberty and the pursuit of hoppiness!

Recipe No. 2 / Batch No. 13ABV 4.9%

Fritzie’s Lager

Style Vienna LagerRead More
Photo of Fritzie’s Lager

Hops Magnum, Tettnanger

Malts Vienna, Munich and Caraaroma

Yeast Mexican Lager

Our favorite beer to make and to drink! Prost!

Toasty aroma, rich malty flavor with notes of breadcrust and a crisp, noble hop finish.

Rotating Taps

Recipe No. 86 / Batch No. 1ABV 5.5%

Amarillo Sky

Style PilsnerRead More

Hops Amarillo

Malts Pilsen

Yeast Lager

American take on a classic

A crisp, crushable homage to all that take the tractor another round. Classic pilsner bit with a light lemon back and toasted cracker finish.

Recipe No. 85 / Batch No. 1ABV 6.66%

Red Wagon

Style American RedRead More

Hops Magnum, CTZ, Centennial, Citra

Malts Proximity Malt 2 Row, Prox Red, Biscuit, Crystal 120, Chocolate

Yeast West Coast Ale

Now you need a hitch

A devilishly red and hoppy beer that we brewed with our friends from Tannery Run and Geronimo Brewing. Just the right amount hop bite to go with an amazing maltiness. Hitch your taste buds up for this!!

Recipe No. 84 / Batch No. 1ABV 8.2%

Brighter Dayz

Style Hazy IPARead More

Hops Simcoe, Centennial

Malts Proximity Malt 2 Row, Mid-Atlantic Wheat, Body Builder, Crystal 40

Yeast Imperial Yeast Kviek

Collabs are so fun!

Our latest collaboration that we brewed with our friends from Suburban, Newtown and Simple Days breweries. Flavors of orange, papaya and a little touch of Pacific Northwest. Make this the very not blue part of your week/weekend

Recipe No. 84 / Batch No. 1ABV 3.8%

Something REVEALing

Style Philly SourRead More

Hops Citra, Veteran's Blend

Malts Tilted Barn Pilsner, Deer Creek Malted Oats and Wheat

Yeast Philly Sour

Slip into a little....

Fermented hot at 103 and soured with Philly’s own Philly Sour yeast from University of the Sciences. Blended with avocado seed brew from Reveal. Refreshing with a slight sour tang and wonderful ginger and mango flavors this amazing late summer collab from Punch Buggy, Reveal, University of Sciences and Deer Creek will have you asking for Something a little….well you know.

Recipe No. 61 / Batch No. 1ABV 8.5%

King of Prussia

Style Russian Imperial StoutRead More

Hops Amarillo, Simcoe, Challenger

Malts 2 Row, Munich, Flake Oats, Chocolate, Wheat, Crystal 150, Dark Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley

Yeast London Ale Yeast

A brew fit for a King

Jet black with a creamy brown head. The aroma has a slight citrus due to American hops shining amid the French roast coffee, mineral and cocoa nib notes. Medium-bodied for the style, there is a decidedly hoppy character to offset the malty, bittersweet chocolate and roasted flavor. The finish is gritty with roasted malt, and bitter from the hops.

Recipe No. 76 / Batch No. 2ABV 9.2%

Bed Time Story

Style Belgian WhitRead More

Hops Cascade

Malts Pale Wheat, PIlsner, Oats

Yeast Belgian Whit

Twinkle, twinkle little supernova

Put your feet up and let us tell you a story about a beer that speaks softly but carries a very heavy pillow. The distinct flavors of valencia oranges and coriander are words you’ve read before but this surprise ending is the almost there feeling of heat from a nearly 10% ABV! Brewed with our friends from Proximity Malt, Float Fermentations, Triple Bottom and Naked Brewing.

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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.

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On Deck


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4-cheese blend, flour tortilla, house-made pico de gallo | add chicken [2]  .12

Braised Short Rib Sliders

Beer braised short rib, fried onions & jalapenos, poblano fondue  .13


House Salad

Half [4], Full [8]  .

Multi-Grain and Apple Winter Salad

Arugula, radicchio and romaine lettuce with honey crisp apples, toasted faro, red quinoa, and rosemary walnuts dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette  .15

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager

Burgers + Sandwiches

Brew House Burger

Two 4oz char-grilled patties, fritzie's fondue, bacon, caramelized onions marinated in Old City is Burning and sharp cheddar on a sesame potato bun  .15

Pairs With Declaration IPA
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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 corporate events. Just call or email us, and we’ll work with you to bring your event to life.

267. 314. 5770

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  • Parties
  • Events

With flexible space, we are able to accommodate groups up to 110 people on the 2nd floor, in addition to a variety of options for smaller groups, or a full brewery buyout.

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.

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Brewers’ Blog