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(updated 03/27/23)

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 32 oz crowlers to go

Frontside Tailslide

West Coasty Amarillo Pale Ale brewed with domestic 2-row and a little bit of pilsner malt. Estate grown Cascade from our Northern PA farm in the mash, Amarillo in the boil, and dash of Citra in the whirlpool. Dry hopped not too little nor too much with Amarillo. We’re lovin’ the throwback profile of this one with light grass and citrus, nuanced layers of pine resin, and that feeling of time traveling back to a bygone era of deliciously drinkable American ales. 5.2% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Cave Aged Friends & Family 2019
Our English-Style Barleywine conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans. Aged in the Brew Farm beer cave since 2019. Clean caramel and booze, hints of birch syrup and candy root beer barrels with a finish on the drier side. 9.2% abv
Available on draft, in-house only
Extra Huy

After a long hiatus, it’s back! And with a little extra kick. Our Vietnamese Coffee Stout brewed with boat loads of roasty toasty malts, lactose for that creamy condensed milk sweetness, and the same coffee as your favorite Pho joint. As we are want to do, we like to mix it up sometimes and this batch features an amped up malt profile with a little extra booze coming in at 7%. Dark chocolate covered espresso beans, freshly ground dark roast, a hint of woody smoke, with a silky smooth finish. NITRO! *contains dairy!!!*
Available on draft, in-house only

Mutual Dream
Brewed in collaboration with our good friends from Hidden River Brewing in Douglassville, PA. We decided to whip up a classic West Coast IPA brewed with 2-row, Victory, and a dash of caramunich malt for nice toasty base with a bit of deeper color to it. Hopped it in the kettle with good ol’ Columbus and Amarillo, and fermented with the almighty Chico yeast before being dry hopped with more Columbus and Simcoe. Notes of fresh biscuits,  stinky pine, mellow grapefruit, with a pleasant bitter finish. 7.2% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Dark Matter Indicator
Smoked porter brewed with German beechwood smoked malt along with handful of specialty dark malts. Lean and clean with notes of backyard BBQ’s, blazing bonfires on the beach, and faint whisps of bittersweet cacao. 4.8% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Fell Stinger

Modern IPA brewed with domestic 2-row and white wheat malts and fermented with our punchy house yeast strain. Hopped abundantly with Cashmere, Citra, and Nelson Sauvin. A cornucopia of yellow tropical fruits up front followed by a profound resinous citrus layer underneath with a creamy smooth finish. 6.8% abv
Available on draft and 32 oz crowlers to go


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

Pětite Pils

Pětite Pils is a riff on our standard Keller pils. This Northern German leaning small wünder was brewed with all continental pilsner malt and ample additions of Hallertauer Mittlefrüher and Select in the kettle. Brimming with light crackery malt, classic herbal spice, and waves of green tea, tall grass, and lemon verbena under rocky clouds of foam. Fermented low and slow with everyone’s favorite lager yeast. Crisp and clean! 3.8% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers

Big Bancroft Beer
We brought this one back for the Sixth Anniversary! Everything that goes into our beloved Bancroft Beer, but more. Mosaic Imperial Pale Ale brewed with 2-row and Marris Otter, and hopped solely with Mosaic. Big blueberry muffins, lightly toasted bread, and lots of citrus. 7.10% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Sixth Anniversary blend of three barrels of Saison Ambre brewed in late 2020 from a simple base of German Pilsner malt with a dash of English chocolate malt. Hopped intently with aged Old World varietals. Fermented with our RAF mixed culture and aged in stainless for 9 months before being transferred over to oak wine barrels which previously held our PA Framboise, and then aged for another 18 months. The resulting blend is deep and complex, an almost gueuze-like aroma filled with persimmon and over ripe stone fruit. The flavor follows suite with layers of Autumnal petrichor and damp forest floor, antique wooden spice cubbards, tart cherries and apricots, followed up by a classic clean 2D minerality in the finish. 6.5% abv. We’re really excited to share this year’s blend with you!
750ml bottles in-house or to go

About Our Brewer

Ben Potts has been brewing in the Philadelphia region for over 15 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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