Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Desperate Times Brewery takes its style from the prohibition era and the hand drawn signs of the twenties. The Brewery recently had their grand opening on December 7th, 2016.
The brand and name reflect this concept and play off hard times with the use of recycled chipboard for business cards, menus, and collateral materials. The bottle labels were designed and illustrated to reflect the hand made style of sign painters of the early 1900s.
The tap handles were designed to represent the the rugged handmade atmopshere of speakeasies and the barrels of prohibition rum runners. The handles are made from reclaimed wood and fabricated by Rustbelt Reclamation, with interchangeable full cast-iron toppers specifically produced for these handles by Borough Furnace.