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Noon – 12am daily

(Kitchen until 10 Sun – Thurs, 11 Fri & Sat)

BEERS! (updated 05/23/24)

Bancroft Beer

Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with 2-row 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. 4.20% abv

Available on draft and in 16 oz 4-packs to go

Nothing is Revealed

Rustic ale brewed in collaboration with Human Robot and our good friend Scott Morrison. A long, slow step mash with a simple malt bill of Belgian pils, hopped in the boil with Styrian and East Kent Goldings. We sourced the yeast from a famous brewery in Tourpes, Belgium, said a little prayer and let it ferment without temperature control. The flavor is clean and dry. Aromas of lemon, pear, and earthy hops, with a distinct minerality and a balanced bitterness. 5.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Mr. Pubbington

English style pub ale, now pouring from the nitro line. Brewed with English Pearl pale ale malt, flaked barley, and a nice selection of specialty malts. Hopped verrrrrrry gently with East Kent Goldings. Fermented cool with our house ale yeast. Velvety full bodied mouthfeel with notes hearty hearth fired bread loaves, hints of Tetley Tea, just enough honey sweetness, and a quick clean finish. 5% abv

Available on draft. Sorry, no to go on nitro beer!

Friston’s Brown

Southern English inspired brown ale brewed up with our best buds from Sacred Vice Brewing in Kensington. Southern English brown ales differ from their Northern counterparts with a more rounded malt profile emphasizing softer dark fruit and toffee notes. Our version is brewed to slightly higher gravity with English spring barley pale malt bolstered by the addition of wonderful local honey from our friends Kara Jo Bee Farm, along a choice blend of specialty of malts for depth and color. Rich notes of toffee, Raisinets, and creamy milk chocolate with a smooth finish. 6.2% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Seven

Our Seventh Anniversary blend perhaps exemplifies what we do here at Second District more than any other project we’ve ever worked on. A blend of old world techniques with a nod to modern experimentation, and a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. Seven began as a blend of several releases from the late summer of 2022. We took some kegs of Wee Buddy, an English Summer Ale; Apricot Helix, an apricot-tangerine hard seltzer; Zestimated Antler, a lime zest conditioned version of our Nelson Pale Ale; and Future Rustic, a Bière de Coupage, and blended them all into one of our RAF tanks and allowed them to mingle for awhile. Once refermentation was complete (from the mixed culture inoculation provided by Future Rustic), we racked it into oak white wine barrels that had previously held our 5th anniversary blend for a lengthy two year slumber. The transformation of the liquid over that time is somewhere along the lines of a citrusy barrel aged saison, if we had to put our finger on a “style”; A melange of trifoliate orange skins, rubbed sage, classic barnyard, with a dry zesty finish. Most importantly, it’s just a really fun sip. Naturally carbonated in both bottle and keg. 6% abv. Cheers to Seven Years!

Available in 750mL bottles for onsite and to go

Oude Pêche

Mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with pilsner and wheat malts along with a little bit of Czech Saaz in the kettle. Fermented with our house RAF culture and allowed to condition in stainless for five months before adding 20 pounds per barrel of juicy ripe PA grown white freestone peaches from our friends at Green Meadow Farm. Pink Jolly Ranchers, old vine Chardonnay, vibrant acidity, clean mineral finish. 7.8% abv
 

Available in 750mL bottles for onsite or to go

Barley Grind

West Coast Pale Ale. We’re continuing our series of skateboard beers from last summer! Donny Barley’s signature move from one of the realest skate videos of all time, Toy Machine’s Welcome to Hell. This one’s started with a base of domestic two-row, flaked barley, malted oats, and a dash of beautiful French Caramunich for a little color and character. Hopped entirely with one of our old school favorites, Amarillo.  Classic pine sap and citrus, clean finish with a bitter snap. Groovy. 5% abv.

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Anger Quake

It seems we get around to brewing this one once every three years. Back after two years, 11 months, and one day since the last run, Anger Quake! Anger Quake is our all-Citra DIPA brewed with a dash of oats and rye. Notes of all the marijuanas, extra tall grasses, with complimentary tropical fruit cocktail. 8.25%

Available in 16 oz singles for onsite and 16 oz 4-packs to go

Roar of Time

NZ IPA 2-row and oats. Hopped with two of our favorite Kiwi hops  Nelson Sauvin and Motueka. Soft and custardy, with hints of white grape, lime zest, and fresh spring breeze. 6.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Nature’s Madness

West Coast IPA brewed with domestic 2-row, Vienna, and a dash of English crystal rye. Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, and Chinok.  Classic West Coast profile with a lightly bready malt base underneath layers of leafy greens and evergreen needles, a citrus twist, and a clean bitter finish. 6.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Crushroom

Northern German style keller pils. Brewed entirely with one of our favorite pils malts and hopped with healthy additions of German Spalt Select and some fine Hallertauer Hersbrucker this go around. Fermented low and cold with our house lager yeast and then conditioned at frigid temps until it was ready to say “hi!” to the world. Crackery malt with layers of grassy herbs followed by a crisp spicy mineral finish. 5% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Rutiger

Munich Helles. A beautifully simple unfiltered pale lager brewed with all pilsner malt, a bit of Tettnanger and Spalt Select, and fermented with our house lager yeast. Accentuated malt without being sweet, well attenuated and balanced by the lightly spicy restrained bitterness of the hops. Bread and honey showcase in the flavor, with supporting fresh herbal notes. Soft and dry finish. Incredibly refreshing and drinkable! 5.1% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Smoked Dunkel

We take a traditional Munich Dunkel base and then add a little Bamberg twist with 25% beechwood smoked malt. Notes of hearth baked loaves of hearty bread slathered in Nutella with a light toffee sprinkle enjoyed while with the company of friends around a warm campfire. Just in time for BBQ season! 5.5%

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

About Our Brewer:

Ben Potts has been brewing in the Philadelphia region for over 16 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 some of the most unconventional brewing ingredients possible. 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

Amazing atmosphere and really good vegan food and non-vegan as well. I tried two different kinds of craft beer and I was very impressed. The staff was very friendly and even though the place was crowded the service was awesome. I am definitely coming back very soon to this hidden gem in South Philly.” -Google Review

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