It’s taken a bit longer than owners Jade and Greg Malkin originally planned, but they are making good on their intentions to make use of the multiple venue licenses allowed by the State of California. Their business, Little Miss Brewing, is based in Miramar, but makes the bulk of its overall revenue via a pair of satellite tasting rooms located in Normal Heights and downtown’s East Village.
Earlier this year, the Malkins confirmed they had secured a spot in La Mesa for its third tasting room. Now, after making it through an associated 30-day protest period, they are announcing acquisition of a spot in downtown Escondido that will house another sampling space. That modest, 450-square-foot spot is located at 132 North Kalima Street. This will be Little Miss’ first North County venue.
The Malkins were understandably shy about sharing information on this project. In 2017, they attempted to open a tasting room in Ocean Beach, and after investing a significant amount of money on build-out of a space on Newport Avenue, the City of San Diego refused to issue them an alcohol license, forcing them to abandon the project.
Following Little Miss’ tradition of decorating each of its tasting rooms in homage of a different World War II Allied nation, the Malkins will apply a USSR thematic in Escondido. Meanwhile, their 1,000-square-foot La Mesa at 5208 Jackson Drive will receive a Canadian pub treatment, complete with a maple leaf-shaped bar and, potentially, a patio. Both locations will be kid-and-dog-friendly and equipped with 12-16 handles pouring Little Miss beers. The Malkins hope both will be operational by September.