Food & Drink

Say Cheers to Torn Label Beers

The Crossroads-based brewery is celebrating its launch with a week of tasting events.

Kansas City’s craft beer scene is set to boom this year with around half a dozen new microbreweries scheduled to open in 2015. The first up, Torn Label Brewing Company, celebrates its launch this week with a series of tastings, tap takeovers and dinners at venues around town.

Meet Torn Label’s Travis Moore, Rafi Chaudry and Chad Troutwine at launch events around town this week.

Head to Bier Station for the kick-off party starting at 6 p.m. on Monday to meet the Torn Label brewers and sample their goods. The lineup includes the brewery’s three flagship ales—Alpha Pale, a super-hoppy but sessionable pale ale; Monk & Honey, a Belgian-style ale with a touch of sweetness from locally produced Cooper’s Honey; and House Brew, a wheat stout that gets an extra kick from the addition of cold-brewed coffee from nearby Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters—as well as a rotational release, Quadjillo, a heavy-hitting Belgian-style quadruple ale brewed with guajillo chillies for a touch of spice.

You’ll have another chance to try the beers on Tuesday in Westport during happy hour at The Foundry (4-6 p.m.) and at a four-course dinner with matched beer pairings from Torn Label at Local Pig. Tickets ($40) for the 6 p.m. feast are still available online.

At Wednesday’s event at the Flying Saucer in the Power & Light District, you’ll get the chance to take home a special Torn Label glass when you order one of the ales. The following night, Torn Label is taking over the taps at Thou Mayest, where they’ll be pouring a special one-off variation of their House Brew along with the flagship ales. The week winds up with a closing night party at Liberty’s Rock & Run pub on Friday night.