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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
Marianne Finfrock
General 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. 77 / Batch No. 1ABV 8.2%


Style Hazy IPARead More

Hops Sultana, Citra, Loral

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

Yeast West Coast Ale

Because nothing about this year has made us see straight

A brew fit for this year! Blur it out with this tropical, crushable and sneaky abv hazy!

Recipe No. 80 / Batch No. 1ABV 4.7%


Style California CommonRead More

Hops Centennial

Malts 2 Row, Crystal

Yeast Lager

Light and Lime Driven

Who’s ready for the Limelight?! You are!! We know there’s a good chance you probably haven’t changed out of your sweatpants or leggings in over a month and maybe your hair and shaving options aren’t what they used to be but we know you’re ready for the limelight baby!! Debuting today Limelight is our refreshing ode to Spring. At 4.7% abv this California Blonde gets a little parrot headed with addition of key lime juice. 95% of the barley in the grain bill is from our farm @tiltedbarnfarm out in Pottstown and it has just the right subtle graham cracker finish.

Recipe No. 81 / Batch No. 1ABV 5.2%

Tilted Seltzer

Style Hard SeltzerRead More

Hops No Hops

Malts No Malt

Yeast Super Yeast

Who Doesn't Love Bubbles?

House brewed hard seltzer. Tilted just the way you like it in either mango, key lime or raspberry

Recipe No. 76 / Batch No. 1ABV 7.3%

Mi Amor

Style Mexican Chocolate StoutRead More

Hops Challenger

Malts 2-Row Pale, chocolate malt, Crystal 80, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats

Yeast West Coast Ale

The Spirit of Love

A jet-black stout based on ancient Aztec and Mayan recipes. Cacao nibs, cinnamon and dried chili peppers augment the malts and hops to create a beer with a nose-tingling spicy aroma balanced by dry chocolate and roasted grain.

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. 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. 31 / Batch No. 1ABV 5.3%

¿Qué Hora Es?

Style Mexican LagerRead More

Hops Magnum, Tettnang

Malts Pilsner, Munich, Melanoidin, Acidulated

Yeast Mexican Lager

¿Qué hora es? ¡Es hora de la cerveza!

Crisp, clean and refreshing. Soft Pilsner malt sweetness balanced with a delicate noble hop character. ¿Qué hora es? ¡Es hora de la cerveza!

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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


House-Cut Belgian Cut fries hand cut daily with Melted Cheddar Cheese Curds, Short Rib Demi-Glaze  .12

Pairs With Old City is Burning

Fried Cheese Curds

Fried Cheddar Cheese Curds, Sriracha Aoili dipping sauce  .9


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

Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken with ranch coleslaw, house-made pickles, smoked gouda on a sesame potato bun.  .16

Pairs With Fruition
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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 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