Guinness Experience

Join Guinness Brewery Ambassador, Jimmy Callahan, as he leads you through a guided tasting of three beers from St. James's Gate, Dublin while talking about Guinness history, heritage, stories, and myth-busting. 

Saturday, July 9th

2, 4, & 6 PM

Sunday, July 10th

2 & 4 PM

$10 sampling of 3:

Harps, Smithwicks, Guinness


Jimmy Callahan

Certified Cicerone Jimmy Callahan was a Guinness Legacy and Believer Ambassador from 2005-2007, and he's proud to represent this fine brand once again. He was one of the first three US Guinness Brewery Ambassadors, and has covered the Midwest Region for almost six years, engaging hundreds of thousands of people on behalf of Diageo/Guinness. Originally from the Chicago area, Jimmy has a passion for Guinness and the entire beer industry. He has lived in both Los Angeles and New York, and these experiences, along with extensive travel, have given him the opportunity to sample regional beers not widely available. He loves experimenting with food pairings with his wife, who happens to be a chef. When not talking about Guinness, Jimmy (also an actor) has appeared in over 100 commercials and several TV/Film projects. He lives with his wife and three children in the Chicago suburbs.

Whiskey With Ice
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Irish Whisky

Glenmorangie Balvenie Auchentoshan   Highland Park Laphroaig Jameson Black Barrel Bushmills Red Breast   Tullamore D.E.W                          *Neat or on the Rocks 


Patrick McCollum

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Patrick McCollum is a whiskey expert and founder of the Whiskey Wanderers. The Whiskey Wanderers do private tastings, and classes for groups of all sizes. They will be introducing a podcast later this year (with himself, Robert Reid, and Matt Barone).

He is an Executive Bourbon Steward with the Stave and Thief Society, and the Kentucky Distillers Association. 

He is a Master of Bourbon and a Master of Scotch with the American Council of Whisky Masters.

He is nearing completion of my Master of Malt certification through the Edinburgh Whisky Academy and the UK Scotch Qualification Authority.