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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

Simpelize

Simpelize your life with this ultra crushable IPA brewed from American 2-row and English Golden Promise malts. Hopped solely with Cashmere. This beer was dry hopped not once, not twice, but thrice times for the ultimate Cashmere experience. Ripping with juicy notes of Piña Colada wooder ice kissed by citrus and white grapes. 4.20% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Tu-Dee-La

Bumpin with oats and wheat, this IPA slaps with huge notes of guava jelly and passion fruit up front then lingering stone fruit and resin from the addition of Wakatu, Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic. At 6% abv we gotta say if Bancroft was magically turned into an IPA, this might be it.
Available in 16 oz single cans and 4-packs to go

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.

Cinnabar Island
Fermented from a base of refined cane sugar down to -zero and then conditioned on gallons and gallons of sweet and tart Cherry purée along with some house processed lime juice. The result is a wonderfully crushable fruit punch refresher with hints of cherry pie cooling on the window sill and key lime followed by a snappy quick dry finish. Take a sip and sail away!
6.5% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go
Pětite Pils

We’ve been dreaming of this beer for awhile so we went ahead and made it a reality. A fun little play on our Pět Pils, Pětite is a lower abv Northern German leaning keller pils brewed with German Pilsner malt and healthy additions of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and Select in the kettle. Clean light crackery malt with a burst of herbal spicy and woody notes with layers of grass and lemon verbena. Crisp dry finish. INCREDIBLY quaffable and refreshing. 3.8% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

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 on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Wheat Wooder

Hoppy American table beer brewed with 60% wheat. Hopped with El Dorado, Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, Simcoe, and Spalt Select. Light notes of peach ring and nectarine, whispers of freshly mixed dough, Meyer lemon, rolling grassy meadows, and gentle spice. A real hot South Philly summer delight.

3.8% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Low Kick
IPA brewed with American 2-row and oat malts, hopped out the wazoo with Amarillo, Motueka, Idaho 7, and Citra. Big dank Juicy Fruit nose with flavors following suit throwing crushed kumquat, guava, pine apple, and hint of grassiness into the mix. Crushable! Need we say more? 5.7% abv.

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

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 on draft and in 16 oz 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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