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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
Kelly Madiraca
Marianne Finfrock
Events Manager
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. 79 / Batch No. 148ABV 8%

Towed Away

Style Juicy IPARead More

Hops Citra and Loral

Malts 2 Row, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rice, Flaked Barley

Yeast West Coast Ale

West Coast IPA gets juiced up!

Every great beer needs a great story and this collaboration with our great friends at 7 Sirens Brewing in Bethlehem has that!  You’ll have to get the whole story over a pint of this amazingly juicy west coast IPA here at the pub.  We’ll tease you by saying a smooth, pillowy mouth feel with tropical notes of pineapple, passion fruit and mango allow you to take a journey of epic proportions!

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. 78 / Batch No. 1ABV 4.3%

Helles Yes

Style German HellesRead More

Hops Mandarina Bavaria

Malts Pilsner, Acidulated, Oats

Yeast Mexican Lager

Infinitely Crushable

Wonderful mouthfeel with an extra subtle hint of lemon complexity to the taste & aroma. Sweetness balanced with a light bitterness, delicately hopped, clear & light, it’s the epitome of a thirst-quenching lager bier

Recipe No. 67 / Batch No. 1ABV 6.3%


Style Dry Hopped LagerRead More

Hops Magnum, Mandarina, Mosaic, Citra, Ekuanot

Malts Tilted Barn/Double Eagle Rustic Pale, Vienna, Acidulated, Carafoam

Yeast Mexican Lager

Crushable and Complex

Brewed with barley grown on our own farm and malted by our friends at Double Eagle Malt. Complex aroma of soft malt, notes of berry, lime, citrus and apple with a hint of eucalyptus.

Recipe No. 76 / Batch No. 1ABV 9.8%

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!

Recipe No. 12 / Batch No. 5ABV 7.9%

The Persuader

Style Double IPARead More

Hops Warrior, Chinook, Veteran's Blend '19

Malts American 2-row, Carared, Crystal

Yeast American Ale

When your brewer is a veteran and a.....

Persuader. Generously hopped with pounds and pounds of Yakima Chief’s 2019 Veteran’s Blend. Aroma of freshly sliced citrus fruit and tangerine. Complex juicy fruit flavors with a balanced bitterness and herbal notes.

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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:



On Deck


Tilted Barn Burger

Grilled Confit Wings

2nd Story Burger

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Featured SpecialView PhotoPairing Beer


Grilled Confit Wings

House-Made blue cheese [Hot Damn] or [Mild] or [Dill Pickle Brine]  .12


4-cheese blend, flour tortilla, house-made pico de gallo | add chicken [2] add shrimp [3]  .12


House-Cut Belgian Cut fries with Cheddar Cheese Curds, Mushroom Demi-Glaze, Scallions  .12

Braised Short Rib Sliders

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

Loaded Tots

Fried Tots, Fritzie's Fondue, Bacon, Sour Cream, Scallions  .10

Fried Cheese Curds

Fried Cheddar Cheese Curds, Sriracha Aoili  .9

House Made Pretzels & Fritzie’s Fondue

House-made pretzel bites, Fritzie's Fondue, Black Garlic Brewers Mustard  .9

Pairs With Fritzie's Lager


Beet Salad

Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Israeli Cous-Cous, Spinach, Red Onion Confit, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette  .14


romaine, parmigiano, herbed croutons - Half [5] Full [10}  .

Harvest Salad

Baby Kale, Spinach, Shaved Fennel, Candied Pecans, Granny Smith & Fuji Apples, Cheddar Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Maple & Brewers Mustard Vinaigrette  .14

House Salad

Half [4], Full [8]  .

Wagyu Beef Brew Dogs

Old City Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Deep-Fried, sharp cheddar stuffed, bacon wrapped, spicy tomato glaze, pickled mustard seed, pretzel roll  .11

Willy Penn Wagyu Beef Brew Dog

Hot peppers, Black garlic brewers mustard, lettuce, tomato, pretzel roll  .11

Burgers + Sandwiches

2nd Story Pulled Pork Sandwich

smoked & braised pork butt, chipotle-apple BBQ sauce, fennel sauce  .16


Choice of 3: Ahi Tuna, Braised Chicken, Pork Belly with Pickled Red Onion, Sriracha slaw, cilantro, lime, tortilla  .12

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken breast , Roasted Garlic, Dijionnaise, Tomato, Lettuce, Fried House-Made Pickles, Brioche Bun  .16

Shrimp BLT Wrap

sauteed shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked maple bacon, sriracha aioli, tortilla  .15

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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

Book an Event

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  • Parties
  • Events

With flexible space, we are able to accommodate groups up to 150 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