We love beer. We love enjoying beer with our friends. AND we bet you do too.
Whether you want to go at your own pace with the HOP ON – HOP OFF shuttle or with a group on a brewery tour, let Little Hopper be your ride and your guide.
Our local Valley brewers are crazy talented and passionate about their craft and their taprooms. From the tables (and so much more) they build to the beer that they brew, our Valley breweries combine creativity, science, and fun into everything they do. Little Hopper will get you safely to each and every one. Enjoy and leave the driving to us. The Little Hopper has seating for 14.
The name honors the entire hop industry – from the grower to the brewer. Yakima is THE hop growing capital of the country and our brewers have the unique opportunity to utilize fresh hops – unlike ANY other place in the U.S. The Little Hopper is a fun, little bus with a fun, little name that helps growers and hop sellers host their customers, showcase our valley to tourists, and offer everyone in Yakima a safe way to enjoy area breweries.
Our Little Hopper logo and artwork was designed by local artist, Daniel Writer with Black Wasp Digital. We love it.
Known to most as the ‘Kingers’ - we are Wendy and Steve King. Our sons, Josh (24) and Jake (22), graduated from West Valley High School and we are now empty nesters.
Steve has worked in the fruit industry for over 20 years and is currently Production Operations Manager at Hansen Fruit & Cold Storage. Wendy has worked professionally for various agencies and non-profit organizations including the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program through the Memorial Foundation, Yakima Valley Pippins, and SOZO Sports. She was an advertising and marketing consultant for over 20 years. Both Wendy and Steve graduated from Central WA University with degrees in Public Relations. Steve also played football at Montana State before graduating from CWU.
We invite you to join us on the Little Hopper to sample some crazy good beer and visit the creative and dynamic taprooms and places that have changed the way we socialize and enjoy our beloved beer!
We can’t wait to meet you!