Looking to continue to grow The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing’s offerings to even more Southern Californians, The Confessional will feature beers from The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing and The Hop Concept, with an emphasis on beers from their award winning barrel-aging program. Tasters, pints and growler fills will be available (for most beers) as well as bottle sales to-go. With over 24 taps available at The Confessional, they’ll have a wide range of beers within reach. Encouraging beer lovers to come down and share their confessions.
Throughout its 8 year history, The Lost Abbey has crafted beers focusing on small batches with unique identities, making the decision to open an intimate space in a community like Cardiff that much easier.The decision makers at Port and Lost Abbey decided last August that they wanted to open a sampling space a significant distance from their San Marcos headquarters, quickly deciding Cardiff was where they wanted to do it based on positive community aspects, proximity to the beach and the lack of any brewing company facilities anywhere within the neighborhood or Encinitas as a whole.
“Cardiff has always been one of my favorite beach communities,” said Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur. “We love its fiercely independent feel and a love of the local beaches makes it a special place for us.”
A grand total of only 1,202 square feet, “The Confessional” is outfitted in a mix of wood and stainless steel with an L-shaped bar running the length of the west wall and north edge of the building. Pocket windows allow both light and ocean air into the compact room, which will be able to house 49 people at a time.
The tasting room’s current hours are listed below. The team at The Confessional advised these hours may change as they feel out the community and new neighbors.
A Lost Abbey Tasting Room
Monday – Thursday 11a – 9p
Friday – Saturday 11a – 11p
Sunday 11a – 8p