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BEERS!

Bancroft Beer

Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with American 2-row and English 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 16oz 4-packs

Windy Answer
Ultra crushable hazy boi IPA brewed with domestic 2-row malted barley, white wheat, and oats. Hopped Concisely with Citra and Mosaic. This one jumps out of the glass with guava soaked sun rays, cotton candy grapes, Pina Colada fountains, and warm summer breezes. 5.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Watchful Peace
Fall-forward IPA brewed with domestic 2-row, and white wheat along with a portion of German Munich to round it out. Then we dumped buckets of apple and pear cider in the kettle, fresh pressed from fruit grown on our Northern PA farm. Hopped emphatically with Simcoe, Amarillo, Cashmere, and a dash of Brew Farm Columbus. Notes of dank strudel, white tea and blueberry skins, with a light breezy tropical finish. 5% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

L’Automne du Sud

Saison brewed from a simple base of continental pilsner malt, hopped with a single aged Old World varietal, and then fermented in stainless with our house RAF mixed culture. Wonderfully complex with heavy Autumnal notes of cracked white pepper, lemon zest, sandalwood, early morning petrichor, quince, squishy persimmon, backed by a funk eerily reminiscent of Belgium’s spookiest beer. Delightful. 6% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers

Smoked Dunkel

Take a jaunt north from Munich to Bamberg with this smoky brown lager. Traditional Munich Dunkel grist with a slightly northern spin combining two of our favorite styles – Munich Dunkel and Bamberg Rauchbier. Brewed with German Pilsner, Munich, and a modest percentage of beechwood smoked malts and a dash of Spalt Select hops. Rich flavors of hearth baked bread smothered in Nutella with a sprinkle of toffee and fire roasted smores. A real Fall treat. 5.5%abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers

Chadwick on Brett

We took a small portion of the original late-Spring batch of Chadwick before carbonation, spiked it with a bit of brett, and let it condition for the Summer. The result is a delicious introspective into what porter might have been like after traveling in oak barrels for long periods of time back in the 1800’s. More dry than the fresh version, woody, bittersweet cacao, gentle twang with a little mystery. *NITRO*
Available on draft

Pils Mercato

Created with our friends at DiBruno’s as a nod to their history and heritage and the original Italian Market storefront on 9th street. Brewed entirely with lovely German pilsner malt, we then took local Viva Leaf Tea tulsi basil infused honey and added it in the whirlpool to retain as much nuance as possible. Hopped in the kettle with fresh Spalter Select and Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, and then again post fermentation for that modern classic Italian pils profile. Aromas jump out of the glass with honey drizzled bread crust, rolling grassy fields, and gentle black currant. The flavor rides those same waves with a delightfully dry spicy finish. 5.2% abv
Available in 16oz single cans and 4-packs

Entwife

Entwife season is here! This beer has a special place in our hearts as one of the first we made for our opening in 2017. Entwife is a Rye Dark Mild built with English Maris Otter, Rye, and Chocolate malts. This year we added English crystal rye as well. Hopped delicately with East Kent Goldings in the kettle. Pint fulls of chocolate Rice Krispies and rich toffee with chewy pumpernickel followed by a spicy finish from the rye. At 3.4%, it’s the perfect beer to accompany a night full of good food and great company.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Festbier
The return of Festbier! Our take on the local treat enjoyed during Oktoberfest in Munich (traditional Oktoberfest beer, or Marzen, is not commonly consumed in Germany these days). In the ever-constant pursuit of the perfect beer, this year’s batched was tweaked just a tad with a little Munich malt charge to increase those lovely bready flavors and add to a slightly higher abv at 5%. Deep lovely notes of a hearth baked loaf torn open and drizzled with wildflower honey, intertwined with a crisp hint of spice in the finish from German Spalt Select hops. We’re hoping this helps usher in cooler days!
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go
Northeast Extension ’22
Hoppy American Pils. For this year’s batch of Northeast Extension, an annual exploration of PA grown malt and Estate Grown hops from our own Second District Brew Farm, we utilized a simple base of Colonial Pilsner malt from our friends at Deer Creek and then dressed it up with Brew Farm Cascade and Willamette. We then fermented the resulting wort with our house lager yeast to create a zippy unfiltered pilsner jam-packed with Pennsylvania terroir. Clean crackery malt notes followed by grassy green tea with a hint of orange peel. 4.5% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

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 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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