A new Czech-style lager-exclusive brewery and ‘tankpub’ called Sacred Profane Brewing (website, instagram) is under construction at 50 Washington Street in Biddeford. Brewer Brienne Allan, formerly with Notch Brewing and a co-founder of Brave Noise, is launching the new brewery.
The restaurant will offer a menu of classic beer hall fare and a state-of-the-art beer service system engineered by Czech firms Lukr and GS Technik. The system will be the first of its kind in North America, enabling the team to provide a unique beer drinking experience.
“Our friends in the Czech Republic say that the brewer brews the beer, but the tapster makes the beer,” says Allan. “And we agree 100% that how you maintain and serve the finished beer is just as important as how you brew it.”
Working along with Allan will be a team that includes Michael Fava, the former head brewer at Oxbow Brewing, as the director of operations at Sacred Profane, as well as Carson James and Erin Sheehan, the co-founders of Lorne Wine in Biddeford, who will be heading up the food, hospitality and marketing programs. The team hope to open Sacred Profane by early July.
For more information on the beer program listen to the latest episode of the Good Beer Hunting podcast—the section on Sacred Profane runs from minute 34 to minute 38 in the recording.
Here’s a look at the draft food menu:
House Smoked Oyster – $18
Pickled Curds – $8
Pilot bread crackers
Cretons – $12
Chowder – $14
Ham Plate – $12
Country ham/pickle/garlic Mayo
Pult Tartare – $14
Dry aged beef/mustard seed/yolk/bacon/toast
North Haven Oysters – 6 for $16, 12 for $28
Crab Louie – $18
Salad – $10
Little gem/ranch/pulverized dorito
Chicken Sorta Montreal Style – $18
Mashed potato/gravy/freezer peas
Schnitzel – $20
Pork steak/potato salad/maple mustard
Poutine – $16
Previously frozen French fries/curds/gravy
Curry Wurst – $18
House curry sausage/fries/mayo/ketchup
“Meat” Loaf Sandwich – $16
Bunch of veg in the shape of a loaf/Fish & Whistle milk bun/mayo/giardeniera/cucumber salad
Lobster Themidor – MP
Maple Calvados Ice Cream – $8
A Parlor ice cream exclusive