April 2021 Update
Annnnnnnnnd we’re back! And to celebrate, we have THREE new beers on tap along with a hyper fresh batch of Bancroft Beer!

Chifforobe – English Style Olde Ale brewed with copious amounts of malty malts and aged for 6 cool months. Deep, dark, and lush with notes of toffee, Black Strap molasses, dried foraged herbs, and faint wisps of the unknown. Originally brewed to celebrate our 4th anniversary. 9.2% abv.

Leaf Storm – Bright seasonal IPA brewed with 2-row and wheat. Hopped with Citra and Idaho 7. Like a warming Spring breeze with pungent notes of fresh greenery, dank oranges, and plump cotton candy grapes. 6% abv.

Bicycle Tour – Dry hopped mix fermentation sour ale brewed entirely with Sabro. Bursting with ripe notes of pink Starburst, fragrant Meyer lemon, wild grown passionfruit, and beachside sunsets with a coconut concoction in hand. A tropical delight at 5.5% abv.

For our gluten free friends we have a freshly tapped keg of Big Hill Ciderworks Standard!

Social distancing/mask rules and common sense still apply!

We’re getting our ducks in a row in the kitchen, so for now feel free to bring something to nosh on if you feel inclined. Looking forward to seeing all of your shining faces again!

As always, BE SAFE.

Much love,
The 2D Family

Wed-Thu: 3-11pm
Fri: 3-late
Sat: Noon-late
Sun: Noon-11pm

WHAT'S ON TAP

Bancroft Beer

Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with Pilsner and Maris Otter malt. Singularly hopped with Mosaic. Punchy notes of Satsuma orange rind, lychee flesh, and fresh blueberry muffin with a clean and crisp finish. 4.2% abv
Available on draft and 16oz 4-packs

Estimated Antler

Pale ale brewed with Simcoe and then dry hopped with a heap of one of the (if not THE) highest esteemed hop varieties on the block, Nelson Sauvin. It’s been four years since we’ve gotten our hands on this beautiful variety and as usual, it does NOT disappoint. Crisp with a huge bouquet of Sour Diesel infused Sauvignon Blanc layered on a toasty malt base. 5% abv.
Available on draft and 32 oz crowlers.

Anger Quake

Brewed entirely with Citra, and a dash of rye. New and improved this year with a healthy portion of oat malt for that thicc thicc. Layers upon layers of tropical fruit smoothies, fweaky pineapple punch, and daydreams of citrus sorbet snowball fights. Clean as a whistle, immensely drinkable, and all too frisky at 8.25% abv
Available in 16 oz singles and 4-packs

Building Steam with a Grain of Salt (2018)

Since we weren’t able to have our annual birthday party this year, we thought it would be fun to carry on our tradition of dipping into the stash and occasionally dig into our Northern PA wine cave and pull out a dusty gem here and there through out the year, as a long slow celebration of making it through our 4th year in these tumultuous times (much like how many of these beers are made). First up we have this beauty which has been resting for THREE years, since April of 2018. A blended sour ale comprised of 1+ year old barrel aged fruited beer, 5 month old white wine barrel aged sour ale, and young stainless sour ale. Time has tempered this mysterious ale bringing out rich notes of sour cherries, old growth wood, and merlot grapes, with marshmallowy finish. At 6.5%, this beer demands contemplation while being all too quaffable. Here’s to 4 years, and more!
Available on draft

Leaf Storm

Bright seasonal IPA brewed with 2-row and wheat. Hopped with Citra and Idaho 7. Like a warming Spring breeze with pungent notes of fresh greenery, dank oranges, and plump cotton candy grapes. 6% abv. 
Available on draft and 32oz crowlers

Bicyle Tour

Dry hopped mix fermentation sour ale brewed entirely with Sabro. Bursting with ripe notes of pink Starburst, fragrant Meyer lemon, wild grown passionfruit, and beachside sunsets with a coconut concoction in hand. A tropical delight at 5.5% abv. 
Available on draft and 32oz crowlers

Machete on the Nightstand

Spooky Mild brewed with lactose sugar, 2-row, Vienna, Oat, and Chocolate malts. Fermented with traditional English ale yeast and then conditioned on vanilla, single estate roasted cocoa nibs, and a dash of secret spice. Hauntingly smooth and delicious with eerie notes of booze infused Tootsie Rolls, Ghoulish delights, tricks and treats. 4.5% abv (served on NITRO for onsite consumption).
Available in 16oz 4-packs

The Glass is Always Greener

The bottle conditioned version of our Ghosts of Antiquity. A harvest Grisette of sorts featuring a multi grain base of barley, wheat, and oats. Expanded upon with Estate grown Cascade from our Northern PA outpost, Second District Vineyard, and vintage Styrian Goldings. Fermented with a spicy farmhouse ale yeast that is quickly becoming one of our favorites before dry hopping carefully with East Kent Goldings. In true Saison style, bottle conditioning lends this ale an even drier profile due to refermention in the bottle up to 3 volumes of c02. The result is an extremely bubbly quaffable beer with a dense rocky head, fitting for everyday sipping and special occasions alike. Prickly notes of lemon grass, black pepper, and picnics with freshly baked bread on a verdant countryside. Feel free to leave this one out on a sunny window sill before serving. 750 mL bottle, 5% abv.
Available in 750ml bottles

Huy

Vietnamese Coffee Stout – starts with a heavy base of specialty dark malts. Infused twice with classic chicory coffee, and sweetened up with a touch of lactose sugar. To achieve that creamy velvety mouthfeel you’ve come to know and enjoy, each can was dosed with food grade liquid nitrogen. For best results we recommend cracking open and pouring hard down the center of your favorite pint glass or mug to release the nitrogen gas for maximum cascading and that thiccc creamy head. 6%
Available in 16 oz singles and 4-packs

Chifforobe

English Style Olde Ale brewed with copious amounts of malty malts and aged for 6 cool months. Deep, dark, and lush with notes of toffee, Black Strap molasses, dried foraged herbs, and faint wisps of the unknown. Originally brewed to celebrate our 4th anniversary. 9.2% abv.
Available on draft and 32oz crowlers

Silent Runners

Mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with with 2-row and Vienna malts. Fermented over many moons in stainless before being conditioned on tart cherry, white peach, and passion fruit. Keg conditioned for a soft rounded profile with funky tropical fruit, bright acidity, and crisp mineral finish. 7% abv
Available on draft and 32oz crowlers

About Our Brewer

Ben Potts has been brewing in the Philadelphia region for over 14 years, working with some of the areas most well known breweries. With a background focused heavily on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of what we know as ‘beer’, Ben has done it all - from working with exotic fruits and spices, barrel aging, mixed fermentation techniques, to even brewing beer with lobsters and scrapple*. With that in mind, Ben brings all of his experience to Second District, creating both off-the wall flavors and classically inspired styles, along with everything in between.

“When the former owner of Nodding Head teams up with a former Dogfish Head brewer, you get some really fantastic beer. Most of it is in classic, non-crazy styles, but with slight variations that make them interesting — this is a brewpub, so all batches are small.” – BillyPenn

“Head brewer Ben Potts’ seasoned background features three local mainstays in Dock Street, Dogfish Head and Tired Hands, so rest assured the beer will be great. The taplist features a diverse blend of mostly sessionable, straightforward and good, honest beers that everyone is sure to enjoy” – Breweries In PA

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