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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. 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. 79 / Batch No. 1ABV 5.2%

Thai-ger King

Style Far East IPARead More

Hops Centennial

Malts 2-row barley, Munich, Crystal Malt

Yeast California Ale

Baskin this beer's glory!

Our latest collaboration with Punchbuggy Brewing. Lemongrass, lime zest, mint, thai basil, orange zest and centennial hops! It’s Grrrreat!

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. 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. 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.

On Deck


Tilted Barn Burger

Grilled Confit Wings

2nd Story Burger

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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 Melted Cheddar Cheese Curds, Short Rib Demi-Glaze  .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



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

House Salad

Half [4], Full [8]  .

Spring Mix Salad

Spring mix lettuce with Granny Smith apples, candied pecans and dried cranberries. Topped with our lemon-thyme vinaigrette dressing.  .14

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


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.

NO. 06

Brewers’ Blog