Desperate Times Brewery

1201 Carlisle Springs Road,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 706-3192

Using only the best ingredients, Desperate Times Brewery seeks to create risky and adventurous high-quality beers that capture the desperation of the Prohibition era. The laid-back atmosphere offers TVs, board games for all ages, and a life-size Jenga. Children are welcome.

Desperate Times has thirteen of its own beers on tap and a full menu, including a children's menu and non-alcoholic beverages. Awards include a silver medal in the German Wheat Ale Category at the 2019 US Beer Championship for their German Weizen and second place in the Dark Lager category at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show for their Black Forest.

This 3,000 square-foot tasting room and 4,800 square-foot brewhouse is located within walking distance of the Carlisle Events fairgrounds. When the weather is nice, enjoy drinking and dining in the outdoor Biergarten.

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail

Desperate Times Brewery is a participating location on the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail.

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Best in the Valley 2018

Voted Best Craft Beer in Cumberland Valley for 2018.

Great American Beer Festival Silver Award” style=

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal.

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