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(updated 05/24/23)

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

Mild is Forever

Are you feeling Mild? Brewed with our old pals from Forest & Main (Ambler, PA). We made this one up with a “Spring” dark mild in mind. Brewed with Maris Otter’s Spring barley counterpart, Golden Promise, along with pale chocolate and caramunich malts. Hopped with English East Kent Goldings. Beautifully chestnut hued with rich notes of mixed nut bowls, chocolate covered malted milk balls, Nutella, faint whisps of Tootsie Rolls and a dash of spiced fruit cake. Clean Tetley’s sun tea in the finish. Eminently crushable at 3.9% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go

Biere du Maison

Inspired by one of our favorite beers ever from a certain Portland, ME brewery. We haven’t made this one since the Spring of 2017, one of our first handful of beers after opening. Hoppy blonde ale brewed with a simple base of one of our favorite pilsner malts along with a bit of French aromatic malt. Hopped prudently with Czech Saaz and German Tettnang and then fermented with a choice expressive Belgian yeast strain. Spicy muscat grapes on the nose, light bready malt in flavor with hints of kiwi, lemon balm, cracked white white peppercorns, and an ultra refreshing dry finish. 5% abv

Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go
Cuvée de Bancroft
A fun experiment in how switching one or two ingredients in a beer 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 delicate earthy malt with a bone dry finish shaped by our classic minerality. 5.5% 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

Backside Bluntslide

Old school West Coast Pale Ale brewed with 2-row, Pils, and a pinch of pale chocolate malts. Hopped with Estate Grown Chinook from our Northern PA outpost along with tried and true favorites Amarillo and Simcoe. Classically clean floral malt, pine resin, and grapefruit. Ready to shred at 5.5% abv.
Available on draft and 32 oz crowlers to go

Cerveza Norteña

Our South Philly gringo version of a Mexican-style lager. Brewed with pilsner malt and 30% corn. Hopped delicately with a blend of German Spalt Select and NZ Nelson Sauvin. Fermented low and slow with our favorite bottom fermenting yeast and then lagered long and cold for that beautiful crispy bite and bright unfiltered clarity. Norteña refers to both the term for Northerners or people of the North, and the style of music popular in Northern Mexico which derives much of its style from German Polka music. A wonderful blend of cultural influences, just like this beer. We recommend adding a lime!

5% 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

Silver Wind
IPA brewed with domestic 2-row and white wheat malts. Hopped in the mash with a bunch of Amarillo and then in the kettle with Simcoe. Fermented with our house ale strain and then heavily dry hopped entirely with Simcoe. Big citrus, lightly tropical, with hints of Apricot preserves. 6% 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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