Tuesday morning, after waking up in a bit of a fog and a couple of questions about how the night ended, I thought to myself: Forget about the rest of LA Beer Week, last night was so EPIC we didn’t need anymore beer week.
Monday night was the first Battle of the Bands, organized by Eagle Rock Brewery at Bootleg Theater in Echo Park as part of the sixth annual LA Beer Week. Twelve breweries and two non-breweries participated in show, battling it out for the honor of bragging and a trophy.
Now we’ve been to Battle of the Bands before – in high school, where there were fewer beards being grown and even less talent. And thank goodness for talent as everyone brought out the bigguns for the show, each playing a couple of songs ranging from Metal, classic Rock, classic Pop, and even a smattering of Disney (say what?).
I took a few videos and posted them as quickly as possible on my Instagram – which you can check out here (those bands I did not post were swallowed by some Instagram app crashes). I really enjoyed everyone, but felt a little swayed by the sweet sounds of a certain drummer (my husband) in a certain band (Sunset Beer Company), which opened with Wild Sex but really brought Van Halen’s Jump to life. I really forgot how much I freaking love that song.
In the end, the Orange County breweries convinced the crowd as The Bruery took home first place, Noble Ale Works second and Eagle Rock Brewery third.
We can’t wait for the next one!