Hop--the noun--means a quick springy leap, a trip by conveyance of any sort, and the tall green plant, humulus lupulus, that underpins civilization as we know it. To hop, the verb, I always took to mean the actions associated with the first two meanings. My dictionary tells me, however, that "to hop" also means "to add hops to beer," a usage dating back to at least 1572.
All this is to say, Island Hoppin' is a cute name for a craft brewery in an archipelago. For you do have to hop around in our San Juan Islands to get stuff done. County gov't business? Hop a ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Big-box electronics? Hop on a boat over to Anacortes on Fidalgo Island. Taste a good white wine? Hop on over to Lopez Island and its eponymous winery, Brewer-owners Nate Schons and Becca Gray have to hop around the other islands from their Orcas Island base to get stuff done.
They moved into present quarters in the picturesque village of Eastsound last September and have evidently tapped into a powerful thirst among their fellow islanders. They were in the process of grading a parking lot up the hill from their brewpub and signs, many signs, cautioned their customers not to park elsewhere. One can sit out on the patio on a sunny day and look in on the brew works.
I like the logo for the brewery: a sort of polar projection of the islands with little Shaw Is. at the pole.