South Philadelphia, a close-packed neighborhood between the Italian Market and the stadiums, has gone from gritty to trendy in recent years, but they've been lacking a brewery. Until February. Then
The owners are John Longacre and Curt Decker, the latter lately with the former Nodding Head brewpub in the center city area. Neither the bobblehead collection, an impressive display at Nodding Head, nor the Berliner Weisse Decker introduced to the Philly beer scene, have reappeared at Second District.
In the picture to the left, note the tap handles set in a length of drainpipe. The pipe runs up to the second level (see picture above) where the brew kettle is, and where the kegs must be, too.