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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. 

This 3,000 square-foot tasting room and 4,800 square-foot brewhouse is located within walking distance of the Carlise Events fairgrounds.

Cumberland Valley Beer TrailDesperate Times Brewery is a participating location on the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. Stop by to pick up your passport or download one.


 Best in the Valley 2018 Voted Best Craft Beer in Cumberland Valley for 2018


Great American Beer Festival Silver AwardGreat American Beer Festival Silver Medal


  • Hours: Wed & Thurs 4pm-9pm; Fri 3pm-10:30 pm; Sat 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun 12pm-7pm
  • Months Open: Year Round
  • Parking: Parking Lot
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  • Dates: May 10, 2018 - August 30, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Desperate Times Brewery