January 17, 2021
Topsy Turvy Brewery, inside a former church in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Topsy Turvy Brewery

Lake Geneva has its old First Baptist Church, and a new brewery – and they’re in the same place! Topsy Turvy Brewery started up in July 2020, amdist the COVID-19 pandemic. By October, their Tap Room opened – for the first few months, people were able to enjoy beers on the patio out front. The church complex, which houses several small shops for years, now houses the brewery and tap room, along with the Lake Geneva Culinary School, which means creative food pairings are occasionally in the offing.

Tap Room at Topsy Turvy Brewing, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Why the name “Topsy Turvy”? It’s from a 16th century poem, the term coined as another way of saying “upside down” – a feature they included in their logo. It’s one reason their slogan is “Flippin’ Good Beer!” And let’s face it, you’ll get topsy turvy if you have too many (always be responsible, of course, when you’re checking out craft breweries on a State Trunk Tour road trip!)

A flight at Topsy Turvy Brewing, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The beautiful stained glass reminds you of the former church building Topsy Turvy Brewing currently occupies in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Topsy Turvy generally has 21 taps ready at a given time; 16 theirs, five are guest brews from other Wisconsin craft breweries. Flights are $10 for four 4-oz. samples. For food, they have hot pretzels and popcorn but on occasion the culinary school across the hall may have some creative concoctions.

Beers on tap at our last visit to Topsy Turvy include:

  • Lake Geneva IPA
  • Christmas Abbey, a seasonal
  • Twisted Hammock Pale Ale
  • Stellar Nova Lotus, a Hazy IPA
  • Stellar Nova Original, also a Hazy IPA
  • Williams Bay Light Ale (their lightest)
  • Harvest Ale, a Marzen style ale
  • Peshtigo Flippin’ Hot Amber Lager (and this one is HOT! It lingers, too…)
  • Majestic Belgian Pale Ale
  • On The Brink Belgian Dubble DIPA
  • NewPort Porter
  • Funtana Pumpkin Pale Ale (seasonal)
  • Strawberry Apple Ale (seasonal)
  • Lake Geneva Stout
  • 1880 Mexican Vienna Lager
  • 25BC Wet Hop Ale

As a bonus, they had their limited edition Up Chit Kriek, a Farmhouse Sour

The bar at Topsy Turvy Brewing in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. And no, you can't play with the Jenga blocks.

Tap and some stained glass to admire at Topsy Turvy Brewing, Lake Geneva, WisconsinYou’ll find Topsy Turvy on northern edge of downtown Lake Geneva, along Geneva Street (historically Highway 120 and U.S. 12) just a few blocks north of Highway 50, the main east-west drag through town. It’s less than a mile and a half from the U.S. 12 freeway.

Topsy Turvy Brewery Address:

727 Geneva Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 812-8323
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