What's Brewing Along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail in Carlisle, PA

September 30, 2018

Many are drawn to the Cumberland Valley area because of its historical significance, taking in all the tours, sights, monuments, museums, and more that Pennsylvania has to offer. Some are drawn in by the gorgeous natural sights, enticed by the hikes through the woods, bird-watching on the mountains, and relaxing bike trails. Then there is an altogether new type of trail that draws visitors to the area: The Cumberland Valley Beer Trail.

The Trail itself is made up of numerous Cumberland Valley breweries, including seven from our very own Carlisle, PA with two more on the way! To make things go even more smoothly for your vacation needs, we offer ample and comfortable lodging here in Carlisle, PA at our Pheasant Field Inn Bed and Breakfast! Since we could ramble on and on about all the breweries here in our lovely hometown, we'll keep it simple by giving a short overview of four of them. That way you will still have so many pleasant surprises when you come to explore them on your own!

Desperate Times Brewery
This brewery was founded on the basis of channeling the very same spirit of beer-making from the Prohibition era, hence the name Desperate Times. You are sure to find unique and very American-like brews here!
Location: 1201 Carlisle Springs Road, Carlisle, PA
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 4–9 pm
Friday: 3pm–10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am–10:30pm
Sunday: 12–7pm

Burd's Nest Brewing
This brewery was founded in 2013 and has since then been brewing artfully-crafted beers made from as many local ingredients as possible!
Location: N Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Monday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm

Molly Pitcher Brewing Co.
The Molly Pitcher Brewing Co. is a locally-owned brewery and taproom that is sure to give you a comfortable atmosphere as you taste-test their wonderful plethora of beers. In addition, many of their offered craft-beers are brewed on sight!
Location: 139 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Monday: Closed

Market Cross Pub & Brewery
This Pub offers a large variety of over 250 beers and ales that aim to please the taste-buds of any beer connoisseur. They offer delicious food, beers brewed on-sight, and even an outdoor Beer Garden!
Location: 113 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA
Kitchen Hours
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Pub Hours
Sunday – Tuesday: 11am-11pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 11am-Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11am-1am

If you want a more extensive guide of all the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail breweries, you can download the Trail Passport here. For every Brewery you visit in the Passport you earn a sticker, which earn you fun prizes like bottle openers, t-shirts, and more! The Trail offers much excitement and delicious tastes to come, so book your stay with us now and visit all the wonderful things brewing down here in Cumberland County!