Frenchies Middy (RETIRED)

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery

Published July 10, 2020

It’s only been within the last couple of years that craft fans have begrudgingly acknowledged that yes, cold crispy lagers are actually quite nice and mid-strength beers are great to have as a viable option when you really just aren’t in a position to drink 7 percent IPAs at all times. It’s almost as if the one of the most dominant beer styles in the country for the last century existed for a reason?

Like XXXX Gold, Frenchies Middy is a 3.5 percent ABV lager but unlike Gold Middy is almost certainly never going to be gulped down in astonishing quantities by horrifically sunburned English people just after tea on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. And isn’t that a bloody travesty?

Middy is a remarkably bright and refreshing New World lager from Frenchies hopped with Motueka and Mosaic. New Zealand hops love lager and this is no exception. The Motueka lends a lime cordial-esque citrus note that wonderfully compliments the bread and biscuit malt. It finishes very clean, dry and it’s a goddamn shame we’ll never live in a world where we can make spectacular beersnakes from demolishing schooners of Middy at the cricket.

Judd Owen

Mid-Strength Lager
Frenchies Bistro & Brewery

The Cannery
6 / 61-71 Mentmore Avenue
NSW 2018

02 8964 3171
Regular events

Midweek mussels:
Dinner every Wed; lunch and dinner on Thurs. Mussels, fries and a beer or house red/white wine – $35pp
Bottomless lunches every Sat & Sun:
Unlimited beers or mimosas for two hours, and a shared feast for $85pp

Open Hours

Wednesday: 2pm to 10pm
Thurs to Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 4pm