The Cumberland Valley is quickly becoming one of the best places for beer enthusiasts to find a new favorite brewery and drink a flight of craft beers while exploring the area with friends and family. The inclusion of the new Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Passport makes things even more interesting. Now you are able to travel from Harrisburg to Chambersburg and everywhere in-between to collect stickers at each participating location. The more stickers you collect, the larger and more exciting the prizes become.

Desperate Times Brewery in Carlisle, PA has emerged as the area’s top location for German-inspired food and original flavored craft beers. We are happy to announce Desperate Times was voted as the winner for the Best Craft Beer in the Valley!   

Among the most interesting menu items are a large selection of traditional sausages and attention-grabbing sandwiches. If you’re interested in small plates, they also offer plenty of appetizers including a soft pretzel served with spicy cheese sauce and German mustard. These items paired with an array of beers for all tastes is a winning combination. It’s easy to see why this brewery has become a favorite in the Valley.

When going to Desperate Times make sure that you go Wednesday and Thursday between 4-9 pm, Friday between 3-10:30 pm, Saturday between 11:30 am and 10:30 pm, and Sunday between 12-7 pm.  Currently they have 12 beers on tap including Honest Lawbreaker (Oatmeal Stout), Citra Rye IPA, and Black Forest Schwarzbier (German Dark Lager). Find a favorite by enjoying a flight and don’t forget to bring your Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Passport!