The Guinness Experience

Three Part Experience!

Part One:
The Guinness Experience Class with Jimmy Callahan
229 E. 4th St., Waterloo at Locals Bar (within the fest grounds)

Saturday, August 6, 2022: 12PM /2PM / 4PM /6PM

We are pleased to announce that Jimmy Callahan, National Guinness Brand Ambassador, will be on-site to host four exclusive storytelling seminars about the history of Guinness brewing.  Jimmy will also field your questions about the beer making process, the evolution of the brand, as well as explain the cultural impact Guinness has on Ireland and the world!  Each session will be approximately 55 minutes in length.

Class participants will receive an authentic Guinness pint glass, learn how to pour “The Perfect Pint”, and enjoy drinking that very beer!  Five Guinness Family beers will be sampled during the class.  An extra beer token, goodie gifts & raffle prizes will also be provided.

  • Class Size:  50 participants
  • Cost:  $30
  • Note:  Participants must be over 21. 

Admission to the fest is NOT included with this experience.

Purchase your tickets online now until Wednesday, August 3rd. At the fest, stop by The Pub to inquire about openings!


Part Two:
The Guinness Experience in The Pub
229 E. 4th St., Waterloo at Locals Bar (within the fest grounds)
Look for the big Guinness banners

During Iowa Irish Fest Hours
Friday, August 5, 2022: 5PM-10PM with Evening Live Music
Saturday, August 6, 2022: 11AM-10PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022: 12PM-4PM

Note: Locals Bar will be CLOSED to visitors during the Saturday seminar sessions (separate ticket required to attend)

Once you step inside The Guinness Experience Pub, you will feel as if you’ve been transported to Ireland!  Come inside for a freshly tapped Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp, or Guinness Blonde.  In addition, pose for a picture and have your face printed on top of your Guinness.

While inside The Pub, learn about the history of Guinness beer, view a variety of historical photos, test yourself with Guinness trivia, and relax with a pint!

  • Cost: Beer tokens/debit card needed to make beer purchases
  • Note:  Participants must be over 21.

Part Three:
Foam Printing
Locals Bar at 229 E. 4th St., Waterloo
(within the fest grounds)

Do you want to see your picture on the top of your Guinness pint?  Stop into the Guinness Experience Pub (located within Locals Bar at 229 E. 4th St., Waterloo within the fest grounds).  Order a Guinness pint & pose for a picture.  Enjoy drinking your pint while viewing your image as it is printed onto the top of your beer.