Firkin Fest West 2019 at the Sherbino

Cheers... Firkin Fest is back for 2019!! Cask Ale Festival where breweries from Western Colorado and beyond tap a special cask (Firkin) of real ale, made in the traditional way.



Firkin Fest is a fundraiser for the Sherbino worthy of a CHEERS!
Breweries from Western Colorado gather to share a cask of something special made to be poured from a traditional Firkin Cask. This style of beer is called real ale, and if you have never tried one you are in for a treat. Each brewery will make a special cask, some with inventive ingredients, others in a more traditional English Style. Cask ale conditions in the caks itself and has no artificial carbonation, and in most cases dispensed with a gravity spout. Air is allowed into the cask giving the ales more richness and complexity.


Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in supporting the Sherbino? Sponsors make it happen.

Town of Ridgway
Telluride Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries
Ouray County Community Foundation Fund
Western Colorado Community Foundation
Alpenglow Arts Alliance
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Women's Club of Ouray
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
Alpine Bank

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


Alpenglow Arts Alliance