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Mon, Wed, Thu: 12-11pm
Fri-Sun: 12-late

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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

Parabolic Charge

New Age Pale Ale Brewed with domestic 2-row malted barley and oats. Hopped with good ol’ Amarillo, Simcoe, and Idaho 7. Pithy citrus, light dankness, with deep grassy notes that take you back to the year 2000.

4.8% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Undulating Waves
IPA brewed with American 2-row, wheat, and oat malts. Hopped with El Dorado, Citra, Amarillo, and Cashmere. Creamy notes of peach ring, passion fruit, freshly squeezed lime, and a hint of Juicy Fruit bubble gum. 6% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Milanville Rouge

Our take on traditional Belgian Framboise. Brewed in August of 2019 with American 2-row barley malt and aged Old World hops. Fermented with our RAF mixed culture atop that year’s harvest of raspberries from our Milanville, PA farm. Then transferred to oak barrels from our friends at Maple Springs Wine. Aged for two years and then blended this Spring and refermented on the both the 2020 raspberry harvest (frozen) and fresh 2021 harvest. Two years and three seasons of fruit come together in a beautiful bubbly beverage with jammy notes of raspberry tart, Pinot Noir soaked oak, effervescent funk, and elegant acidity. Naturally carbonated in the bottle. 6.2% abv
Available in 750ml bottles in-house or to go.

Five

Our annual anniversary blend. This year’s blend is comprised of Chardonnay barrel aged saison originally brewed in the waning moments of 2019, then laid to rest in oak from our friends at Maple Springs Winery in Berks Co.  After two years of hibernation, we blended specific portions of each barrel and married them together along with fresh sour beer from our mixed fermentation program. The draft version is a refreshing yet complex Gueuze-like blend with lighter carbonation than its bottled counterpart and dripping with notes of nectarine and apricot, nuanced woodspice, vanilla, and a delightful cedary funk. 6.2% abv

Available in 750ml bottles in-house or to go.

Chadwick

OG Philly style porter brewed with a special blend of roasty malts over layers of 2-row, Munich, Vienna, and Maris Otter. Hopped with East Kent Goldings and fermented with our house ale strain. Rich notes of toffee, bitter sweet chocolate covered espresso beans, and that classic English Earl Grey tea finish. 6% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

The Age of Stars

IPA brewed with a base of American 2-row, German Wheat, and malted oats. Hopped with heaps of Mosaic, Cashmere, and Citra. Big creamy notes of soursop, lychee, lime in a coconut, and the thick Summer Bancroft breeze. 5% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

White Shores

Mini IPA brewed with a base of American 2-row and German Vienna, a healthy portion of white wheat, and a lil bit of oats. Hopped with El Dorado, Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe. Small in stature but packs a thick body and hefty hop punch with notes of white grape, soft tangerine, tall grass, and juicy pineapple. 4.6% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Destroy All Lines
Ultra crushable IPA brewed with 2-row barley and triple dry hopped with three of our favs, Mosaic, Cashmere, and Idaho 7. Bright and vibrant with tropical notes drenched in Lime Skunk, crushed kumquat, and mandarin pith. At 5% abv this one’s perfect for the Summer block party and bombing all night alike.

Available in 16 oz single cans and 4-packs to go

Vibrosa
Mixed fermentation saison brewed with French Saison yeast along with our #RusticAF mixed ferm culture and then allowed to mingle with a simple wort of 2-row and golden promise for over four months in stainless, and conditioned on a half barrel of fresh Valencia OJ and some zest. Vibrant, refreshing rays of sunshine, and much better than that shit that makes fun of the purple stuff. 6% 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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