Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hourglass Brewery Announces next bottle release: La Fee Dragee Rum Barrel Aged Christmas Ale

La Fée Dragée Bottle Release
Third bottle release from The Hourglass Brewery available December 19, 2015

Longwood, Florida (December 8, 2015) – The Hourglass Brewery will be releasing its third special release bottle since moving to their new location at 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd in Longwood, FL. This is also the second bottle release in as many months from The Hourglass Brewery.

La Fée Dragée is a 9% ABV Belgian Christmas Ale aged in Nicaraguan rum barrels. This holiday beer includes a bevy of delicious dried fruits and spices and bursts with tasting notes of apricots, plums, and Turkish figs.

In French, La Fée means "The Fairy" and Dragée means "Confection." La Fée Dragée, or the sugar plum fairy, has been inexorably linked to the Christmas season since the 1800s when these dancing fairies were immortalized in Tchaikovsky's, The Nutcracker, and Clement Clarke Moore’s idyllic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. La Fée Dragée is a beer modeled after sugarplum candies befitting any holiday occasion.

Bottles will be available for purchase at the brewery on December 19, 2015
beginning at 11 a.m., along with limited distribution in Orange and Seminole counties. They will be priced at $18 each. Special Holiday 4-packs will also be available: 2 bottles of La Fée Dragée and 2 bottles of Nut Squasher Bourbon Barrel Aged Autumn Ale for $60.

The bottle features label art by Hourglass’ in-house artist and longtime employee, Jeremy Gonzalez.

About The Hourglass Brewery

The Hourglass Brewery is a 10 bbl production brewery in beautiful downtown Longwood, Florida. Currently, the facility is 8,000+ sq/ft and growing with 4,500+ sq/ft dedicated to a state of the art taproom and music venue for locals and tourists. Further expansion in early 2016 will include additional 20 bbl fermenters, a canning line, and a wild ale fermentation room.

Known for making unique specialty brews throughout the year, The Hourglass Brewery also offers a number of flagship ales available year-round. Their extensive barrel fermenting, aging, and wild ale program produces frequent bottle releases, so keep your eyes peeled for the next one soon!


  1. I love the space here. I attended an amazing event here and I ate more than I should. I had bread pudding, apple crisp, waffles and strawberries and cream. The main floor at party venues is very large and good size without being overwhelming, also there's tons of bar space too to order drinks.