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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. 84 / Batch No. 1ABV 6.2%

Some of That

Style Pale AleRead More

Hops Ekuanot, Centennial, Cascade

Malts Tilted Barn 2-row Barley and Pilsner, Oats, Munich, Carafoam, Munich 45

Yeast West Coast Ale

A classic style with a modern twist

Melon and berry notes on the nose with a touch of malt sweetness and earthiness from our farm malt. This beer finishes with a classic but mellow west coast bite. Gimme Some of That!

Recipe No. 83 / Batch No. 1ABV 7.2%

Fielder’s Choice

Style Honey Lemongrass Pale AleRead More

Hops Citra, Centennial, Columbus

Malts Tilted Barn 2 row barley, caramunich

Yeast California Ale

Turn two!

A celebration of Spring and of the earth. 95% house farm grown malt, lemongrass from Bucks county’s own Barefoot Botanicals and local honey make this smooth pale ale the one to choose! Turn two!

Recipe No. 82 / Batch No. 1ABV 6.5%

Dirty Girl

Style FarmouseRead More

Hops Citra

Malts Tilted Barn 2 row barley, spelt, flaked oats

Yeast Belgian Saison

An homage to our chief dirt tiller

This Farmhouse ale pays homage to all the women we know that aren’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and make things happen. 80% of the grist is from barley grown right on our own farm in Pottstown where our founder and farmer – Deb – tills the soil and brings in the harvest. Spelt and oats from Deer Creek malt in Chester County complete the beer into a unique and amazing libation that asks you – are you ready to get dirty?

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. 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!

Recipe No. 20 / Batch No. 3ABV 5.9%

Old City is Burning

Style RauchbierRead More

Hops Magnum, Tettnang

Malts Beechwood Smoked Malt, Munich, Melanoidin, Carafa III

Yeast Mexican Lager

Aroma of wood smoke and baked bread. Toasted malt flavor with a complex smoke character that lingers in the finish. A true campfire beer.

Aroma of wood smoke and baked bread. Toasted malt flavor with a complex smoke character that lingers in the finish. A true campfire beer.

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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

Book an Event

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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