Monday: 4PM–8PM Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 4PM–9PM Thursday: 4PM–9PM Friday: 3PM–10PM Saturday: 11:30AM–10PM Sunday: 12PM–8PM 


Join us on our large, comfortable dog-friendly biergarten, with water bowls and dog treats! To-go beer is available! 


TEAM TRIVIA! Every Thursday at 7PM.

Space will be limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 717-706-3192.


HAPPY HOUR:  Monday–Thursday: 4PM–6PM & Friday: 3PM–6PM
MONDAY:  $2 off Selected Appetizers
THURSDAY:  Pint and Pretzel for $12


Here at Desperate Times Brewery, we host private parties, special events and catering, accommodating almost any need.
Please call (717) 706-3192 with inquiries or click here to contact us by email. 

Schwarzbier wins GOLD at the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship

December 7, 2020—USA and Canada

“Breweries from Luxembourg to Louisiana sent in more than 6,000 beers representing over 140 different styles for the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and beers from gold medal winners from the National AHA Homebrew Competition.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judging was held in both the U.S. and Canada, at locations including Atlanta, GA; Oxford, Ohio; and Welland, Ontario. Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind; judges know only the categories, not the names or locations of beers being judged.”

The award-winning Desperate Times Brewery earned a Gold Medal in the Lager Category for their Black Forest Schwarzbier.


Read the all about it here: usbeeropen.com

THE Discerning Diner reviews DTB...

December 31, 2019—Carlisle, PA

“Cumberland County’s beverage scene has exploded in recent years. Breweries, in particular, are doing quite well, with the county ranking number 10 in the state for the number of breweries, according to the “Breweries in Pennsylvania” website. Many of these establishments work as hard on their food as they do on their beer and therefore should be taken into consideration when making dinner plans.

Desperate Times Brewery is one such establishment. The business at 1201 Carlisle Springs Road in Carlisle offers a German-inspired menu, designed to complement its award-winning beer.” 

Read the whole article here: The Sentinel

Black Forest Dark Lager places 2nd
at the 2020 PA Farm Show!

January 5, 2020—Harrisburg, PA

Craft brewers raised a celebratory glass Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

For the second year, a variety breweries, from well-known brands to smaller ventures, earned awards in the craft beer competition.

Desperate Times Brewery took home second place in the Dark Lager Category for Black Forest.

Source: Penn Live

DTB's German Weizen Takes Home SILVER
at the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship!

July 9, 2019—Oxford, OH

Breweries from Russia to Rhode Island sent in more than 7,000 beers representing over 130 different styles for the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States.

The award-winning Desperate Times Brewery earned a Silver Medal in the German Wheat Ale Category for their German Weizen.

Source: U.S. Open Beer Championship

2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship
Silver Medal—German Weizen

Desperate Times Wins at the Pennsylvania Farm Show!

January 2, 2019—Harrisburg, OH

Craft beer finally had its day at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
On Saturday January 2, 2019 the first-ever beer competition awards were presented to dozens of breweries across the state.

A variety of breweries, from well-known brands to smaller ventures, earned awards.

The award-winning Desperate Times Brewery earned second place honors for two beers:

In the Dark Lager Category:
Black Forest

IPA (greater than 7.5 percent ABV) Category:
Hazy Galaxy


Source: Penn Live

Hot Off the Press!!!

July 9, 2018—Oxford, OH

Desperate Times Brewery has been awarded 2 BRONZE MEDALS at the
2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship! Breweries from South Carolina
to South Korea submitted more than 6,300 beers into 110 different styles.

Source: U.S. Open Beer Championship

2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship
Bronze Medals—German Weizen & Helles Bock

DTB Declared the Best Craft Beer
in the Valley

September 21, 2017—Carlisle, PA

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.

Read the full article here: Best Craft Beer in the Valley

DTB Schwarzbier Wins Big!

October 7, 2017—Denver, CO

Desperate TImes Brewery wins a SILVER MEDAL for their German Schwarzbier
at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The beer fest of all beer fests includes 3800 beers with all the big boys representing—even Sam Adams.

Read more here: Central Penn Business Journal and The Inquirer (philly.com).

Source: Great American Beer Festival

2017 Great American Beer Festival
Silver Medal—DTB Schwarzbier
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