The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Arbor - Blue Sky Drinking

Blue Sky Drinking - 4.4%

Blue Sky Drinking


4.4% abv

A well balanced tawny best bitter. It's full bodied malty backbone is balanced by delicate citrus notes, not usually associated with English hops, and a clean bitter finish.

Durham - Friday Feeling

Friday Feeling - 5.5%

Friday Feeling


5.5% abv

A complex and rich dark chocolate and roast malt base paired with honeycomb burnt toffee notes and a touch of sweetness from the lactose. Get that Friday Feeling!

Kelham Island - Pale Rider

Pale Rider - 5.2%

Pale Rider

Kelham Island

5.2% abv

A pale ale forged from the finest Maris Otter malt and a special blend of American hops. The nose is of fresh citrus and berry fruits with a smooth juicy malt character and deceptively moreish finish that belies its strength.

Abbeydale - Archangel

Archangel - 4.5%



4.5% abv

The partner to Dark Angel. Both beers are hopped with Vic Secret and Simcoe which in this tasty pale ale display a bright tropical character and a piney freshness in the finish. Gluten free.

Craft Keg Available

Beavertown - Lunar Haze

Lunar Haze - 4.5%

Lunar Haze


4.5% abv

A hazy pale golden ale with aromas of tropical passion fruit, lemon citrus and a hint of peach and flavours of ripe passionfruit and sweet peach with a cloud lemon finish.

Thornbridge - Green Mountain

Green Mountain - 4.3%

Green Mountain


4.3% abv

A New England Session Ale, perfect for summer! We generously dry hop with Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops, creating a hugely aromatic and juicy fruit bomb. It drinks beautifully, with just a light bitterness to keep it balanced.

Coming Soon

Cloudwater - Drinking Beer No. 5

Drinking Beer No. 5 - 4.3%

Drinking Beer No. 5


4.3% abv

A Best Bitter brewed with Cafe Beermoth as part of their series of Drinking Beers. Drinking beers does exactly what they say on the tin, a beer you're going to want to drink all night. We feel super privileged to be the 5th instalment of this series and hope we've made a beer to match the previous instalments from other top breweries. Vegan friendly.

Neptune - Luna

Luna - 4.1%



4.1% abv

Session pale ale with delicate aromas of orange blossom, subtle orchid fruit flavours, and a dry crisp finish. Vegan friendly.

Bang The Elephant - Snowballs

Snowballs - 4.3%


Bang The Elephant

4.3% abv

A super light, creamy and hazy banana, lime and coconut pale ale that is balanced to perfection and utterly quaffable.

Magpie - Thieving Rogue

Thieving Rogue - 4.5%

Thieving Rogue


4.5% abv

Super pale with a floral hop character from classic British hops, and a light biscuit note from 100% Maris Otter malt.

Durham - Fairytale Of Durham

Fairytale Of Durham - 3.9%

Fairytale Of Durham


3.9% abv

A stunning little blonde ale with a touch of Vienna malt to add a hint of biscuit. Luscious floral, tropical and lemony aroma from Motueka and Olicana hops. Crystal hops in the body for more citrus lime and tangerine fruit notes throughout with a clean spicy finish.

Welbeck Abbey - Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins - 5.7%

Smashing Pumpkins

Welbeck Abbey

5.7% abv

Brewed with superfluous local pumpkins. These orange globe-esque cucurbits have a high level of natural sweetness. We have used 100kg of roasted pumpkin with ground ginger, all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg to make a deliciously warming, red beer.

Alter Ego - Krampus Cake

Krampus Cake - 4.8%

Krampus Cake

Alter Ego

4.8% abv

For the festive period we have brewed up a seasonal special. Inspired by the indulgent Christmas Stollen. With all the body and sweetness of the stouts we love to make, but deceivingly pale!! With flavours of almond and cinnamon for all that cake-y goodness. Vegan friendly.

Shiny - Noise To Signal

Noise To Signal - 5.4% (keg)

Noise To Signal (keg)


5.4% abv

A DDH pale ale with a distinctive hop combo that expands the dynamic range to punch through the background noise, broadcasting loud and clear above the racket of the same old. Talus, Idaho 7 and Galaxy. Citrus, cream, apricot, papaya, tropical and dank. Vegan friendly.


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