French brewpub for Sydney

Cauqil and De Soyres

Two French expats with a background in hospitality and brewing are set to open a brewpub in Sydney’s inner south.

Frenchies Bistro and Brewery has been founded by brewer Vincent De Soyres, formerly of The Little Brewing Company and Flat Rock Brew Cafe.

His business partner is chef Thomas Cauqil, formerly of restaurants including the Michelin Star Le Violon d’Ingres in Paris.

Located close to Archie Rose Distillery in Rosebery, the 85-capacity venue will offer quality, affordable French cuisine in a very traditional Parisian bistro environment, accompanied by De Soyres’ beers.

“I like to make a lot of French-style beers: Biere de garde, saison, wheat beers. I like also to use French hops and German hops, varieties that you don’t find very often in Australia,” he told Brews News.

Frenchies is two levels, with a 20-hectolitre brewhouse and five fermenters downstairs, together with a kitchen and bar.

The bistro is on the upper level of the venue, which also features a delicatessen counter so customers can buy Cauqil’s charcuterie to take away.

“We plan on brewing about 4000 litres per week. We hope to sell maybe 1000 litres on-site and the rest in kegs and bottles,” De Soyres says.

Located at 61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery, Frenchies Bistro and Brewery is expected to open by mid-July.

Brewery openings are presented by Spark Breweries and Distilleries, the finest in-venue and production brewing systems available, with local design and support.

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