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BEERS! (updated 07/17/24)

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 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 and to go

Cuvée de Bancroft

A fun experiment in how switching one or two ingredients in a recipe can drastically transform the profile of a beer. Brewed with the same grist of 2-row and Maris Otter as our beloved house beer, Bancroft Beer, but hopped with aged East kent Goldings in the kettle. We then pitched our RAF mixed culture blend, and allowed it to ferment and condition for 3 months before being dry hopped with fresh East Kent Goldings. The result is a completely unique experience compared to regular Bancroft Beer.  A bright lemony citric punch up front which lends way to strawberry and delicate earthy malt, with a bone dry finish shaped by our classic minerality. 5.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Shibe Vintage Ale

Crushable tailgate ale brewed in collaboration with Shibe Vintage Sports to celebrate their 10th anniversary. 2-row barley base with a choice blend of American and European hop varieties. Clean, crisp, enjoyable. The perfect pre-game. 4% abv

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

Prezbo

New school IPA brewed with 2-row, oat, and spelt malts. Spelt is a fun ancient grain similar to wheat. Hopped heavily with Idaho 7, Mosaic, and Citra. Crisp tropical fruit and dank with a hefty mouthfeel under a fluffy white head. 6% abv.

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Pětite Pils

Pětite Pils is a riff on our standard Keller pils. This Northern German leaning lil wünder was brewed with all German pilsner malt and generous 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 cleannnn. 3.8% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

South Philly Neighborhood Pale Ale

This American Pale Ale boasts a vibrant and refreshing profile, thanks to the generous amount of Cascade hops.  Golden amber hue with hints of grapefruit and subtle floral notes, with a generous amount of pine and spice.  5.6% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Pět Pils

Pět, meaning “five” in Czech, honors the first batch of Pilsner ever brewed by Josef Groll on October 5th, 1842, in the town of Pilsen. The original beer that gave way to what has become the most popular and highly engineered beer style in the world. Brewed entirely with Czech Saaz and true Czech pilsner malt to make this unabashed, unfiltered, and unrefined rustic Bohemian Pils. Lagered for many moons, Pět is brimming with classic crackery malt under layers of grassy spice, herbal tea, and a hint of lemon. 5% abv

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

Tractor Lite

Light lager brewed with extra pale pilsner malt and deftly hopped with a blend of European and American hop varietals.  Champagne hued with gentle breadiness, with subtle hints of lemon verbena and white pepper.  Finishes with a clean minerality. 4% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

 

Zoip

Baby IPA brewed domestic 2-row and oat malts. Hopped heavily With Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin. Fluffy white grapes, peach rings, and hints of orange pith and sour diesel. 4.6% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz 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

Chadwick

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. Sorry, no to go on nitro beer!

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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