Torn Label Brewing Co. taps first keg Monday at Waldo Pizza, officially launches January 5 at Bier Station


The wait for Torn Label Brewing Co.’s beer ends Monday. Torn Label has sold its first keg to Waldo Pizza, which will tap it on the first day of the work week.

Torn Label’s Rafi Chaudry tells The Pitch that he’s unsure which beer will be the first to be tapped. Waldo is getting three kegs: Alpha Pale (a hopped-up, sessionable pale ale), House Brew (a coffee wheat stout with Sumatran toddy from Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters), and Hang ‘Em High (a West Coast-style IPA). 

Torn Label’s official launch party is set for Monday, January 5, at Bier Station. Chaudry and brewer Travis Moore will be there at 6 p.m. with five beers on tap: Alpha Pale, House Brew, Hang ‘Em High, Monk & Honey (a Belgian-American single with honey sourced from Peculiar, Missouri), and Quadjillo (a Belgian quad brewed with Guajillo chiles).

The Bier Station launch party kicks off a week of events for the production brewery located in the Studios Inc. building on the edge of the Crossroads Arts District.

Local Pig in Westport hosts a four-course dinner with Torn Label beer pairings Tuesday, January 6. Flying Saucer is doing a Torn Label glass night (buy the beer, get the glass) Wednesday, January 7. Torn Label takes over the taps at Thou Mayest with a one-off coffee variation of House Brew Thursday, January 8. And Rock & Run Brewery in Liberty closes out the week with a Torn Label party on Friday, January 9.

As a precursor to launch week, Chaudry says Torn Label is sending kegs to bars and restaurants through KC in late December. Bier Station’s Best of the Midwest beer fest will feature two Torn Label taps Saturday, December 27. 

“We’re obviously pretty thrilled about all of this,” Chaudry tells The Pitch.

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