01 April 2012

April Fools Day 2012: Italian Brewery Concept Comes to Lafayette Square

The beer culture of Indiana continues to grow with rumors of 11 new breweries on their way. The most recent venture to gather our attention is coming to Lafayette Square Mall, with the upcoming opening of Fabbrica della birra di Burlington.


Fabbrica della birra di Burlington brings the Fabled Tradition of Italian Craft Beer to Lafayette Square

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - Fabbrica della birra di Burlington, makers of Italian-style artisan ales, has plans to open their first location in Indianapolis' Lafayette Square Mall.

"For all of us behind the Fabbrica della birra di Burlington concept, this is a dream come true," said FBDDB president Paola Maldonado. "We hope to show Indianapolis that Italian-style beer is unmatched in both flavor and drinkability."

The Fabbrica della birra di Burlington beer lineup contains 4 standard offerings: Benedetta Barzini, an easy drinking Italian blonde ale containing oregano and basil, Marilù Tolo, an Italian Pale Ale brewed with parsley and garlic, Dalida, a Italian Farmhouse Ale with thyme and rosemary, and Eleonora Pedron, an Italian Stout made with onion powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

In addition to the standard lineup, Fabbrica della birra di Burlington brewmaster Roberto Ambrosini plans to keep a steady rotation of seasonal selections, starting with Ramba, an Italian IPA aged in Nuragus barrels secured from a Piemonte winemaker.

Fabbrica della birra di Burlington will open as a packaging brewery, with a tasting room and plans to add a brewpub in the near future.
We at Hoosier Beer Geek welcome Fabbrica della birra di Burlington to the Indiana brewing community, and look forward to a roundtable and interview with Roberto Ambrosini in the coming months.


  1. Looking forward to trying their brews. Garlic in beer?