Whiskey Workshops

2024 Iowa Irish Fest Whiskey Workshops

All workshops will be held at the Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore Street.  You will use gate 4 to exit the fest grounds to go to the Brown Derby.  All classes are $25 and do not include attendance to the festival.

 

Erin Go Brunch with Five Farms Irish Cream Workshop

Who doesn’t like a boozy brunch? In this class you will sample and learn how to use Five Farms Irish
Cream in drinks and dishes perfect for any gathering…but particularly Brunch! Please note there will be no food with this event, just a liquid brunch!
Each ticket holder will leave with a tasty cocktail in a commemorative Iowa Irish Festival glass.

• Attendance is limited to 30 participants.

• Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 3rd  at 2:15 PM.

  • Classes will last 45 minutes.
  • Workshop will be held in the Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore Street.
  • This workshop includes a complementary whiskey swag bag that will be unique to this experience.
  • Must be 21 to attend

Click here to purchase your tickets for this workshop!

A reminder that the purchase of this workshop does NOT include your admission to the Iowa Irish.

Shakin’ It with Cedar Ridge Whiskey

Join Cedar Ridge as they teach you how to make two classic Irish cocktails but with a nice
Iowa-ish twist! Start off with a true classic, a “Stout Old Fashioned” – and learn about this
twist mixing stout beer and bourbon. Next, you’ll shake things up as we demonstrate how to
make a velvety smooth “Irish Cream [Iced] Coffee”.

  • Workshop will be Saturday, August 3rd at 1:30 PM
    • Attendance is limited to 30 participants
    • Classes will last 45 minutes
    • Workshop will be held in the Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore Street.
    • This workshop includes a complementary Iowa Irish Fest Logo Glencairn Whisky Glass
    • Click here to purchase your workshop tickets.

      A reminder that the purchase of this workshop does NOT include your admission to the Iowa Irish.

Five Farms Friday

Start your weekend off with the award-winning Five Farms Irish Cream! Come join us for a fun and
interactive cocktail-making class where you’ll learn how to shake, stir, and wow friends at your next
gathering with Five Farms Cocktails! Each ticket holder will leave with a tasty cocktail in a
commemorative Iowa Irish Festival glass.

  • Workshop will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 6 PM
    • Classes will last 45 minutes.
    • Workshop will be held at The Brown Derby, 618 Sycamore Street.
    • Attendance is limited to 30 participants.
    • This workshop includes a complementary Iowa Irish Fest Logo Glencairn Whiskey Glass.
    • Must be 21 to attend

Click here to purchase your tickets!

A reminder that the purchase of this workshop does NOT include your admission to the Iowa Irish.

Women and Whiskey

Saturday, August 3rd at 3:45 PM.

Women & Whiskey Workshop Women have shaped the history of alcohol since the first fermentations. The stories of women in whiskey largely begin with Irish women, the evasion of the British tax police, and the disturbing brutality enacted during the years when women were hunted down for producing whiskey and poitín. Join this workshop to learn more about the Irish women of the past who paved the way for the women dominating Irish Whiskey today. A selection of whiskeys and poitín will be paired with this intriguing history.

  • Workshop will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 6 PM
    • Classes will last 45 minutes.
    • Workshop will be held at The Brown Derby, 618 Sycamore Street.
    • Attendance is limited to 30 participants.
    • This workshop includes a complementary Iowa Irish Fest Logo Glencairn Whiskey Glass.
    • Must be 21 to attend

Click here to purchase your tickets!

A reminder that the purchase of this workshop does NOT include your admission to the Iowa Irish.

Charcuterie and Pairings Workshop

Saturday, August 3rd at 10:15 AM or  Sunday, August 4th at 1 PM

Join Darian Everding and Mike Hoversten (back by popular demand!) to explore how to prepare your charcuterie board and pair beverages with this popular treat. This class is food allergy friendly, as it is both pork and gluten-free.
    • Classes will last 45 minutes.
    • Workshop will be held at The Brown Derby, 618 Sycamore Street.
    • Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
    • This workshop includes a complementary Iowa Irish Fest Logo Glencairn Whiskey Glass.
    • Must be 21 to attend

Click here to purchase your tickets!

A reminder that the purchase of this workshop does NOT include your admission to the Iowa Irish.

Whiskey, Mimosas & Yoga

Information still coming! 

Paint and Sip

Information still coming! 

Whiskey Workshops are sponsored by:

C&S CAR COMPANY   HYUNDAI   MAZDA   SUBARU   GENESIS         BLACK’S BUILDING
VAN G. MILLER CHARITABLE FAMILY TRUST