The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Abbeydale - Daily Bread

Daily Bread - 3.8%

Daily Bread


3.8% abv

A classic copper coloured English bitter. Well-balanced, copper coloured beer with malty flavours and a smooth bitter finish. Subtle hop characteristics from traditional Fuggles hops.

Oakham - Citra

Citra - 4.2%



4.2% abv

A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.

Treehouse - Oakey Dokey

Oakey Dokey - 5%

Oakey Dokey


5% abv

A traditional full-flavoured malty English ale balanced with the bitterness of English hops. Vegan friendly.

Alter Ego - S'more Fire

S'more Fire - 5.2%

S'more Fire

Alter Ego

5.2% abv

A sweet milk stout with the addition of smoked malt to bring the fire and provide some balance and complexity to the sweet marshmallow. Contains lactose.

Craft Keg Available

Beavertown - Neck Oil

Neck Oil - 4.3%

Neck Oil


4.3% abv

We wanted to create a light, crisp, punchy, go to beer! A beer that you know you can pick up and appreciate or simply get it down ya neck. Extra pale base malts are used to keep it crisp and give the hops a great platform to dance on. Masses of hop additions during the whirlpool and a huge dose of dry hops make this a brilliantly 'easy' IPA.

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.

Ciders & Perries Available

Healeys - Rattler

Rattler - 6%



6% abv

Named after the feisty Cornish Rattler apple and blended with Healey's know-how, our Rattler Cyder has the crisp, fresh flavour you crave.

Coming Soon

Little Critters - Shire Horse

Shire Horse - 3.9%

Shire Horse

Little Critters

3.9% abv

Our English Bitter is full of flavour that lingers gently on the palate. Using the finest ingredients we balance the sweetness from the malt with bite from the best quality hops. With a hint of caramel and toffee and the aroma of hedgerow fruits this is our take on a classic cask ale.

Black Iris - Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes - 3.8%

Snake Eyes

Black Iris

3.8% abv

English pale ale, dry, with citrus aromas and flavours, a biscuit malt character and a fruity finish.

Abbeydale - Exodus

Exodus - 4.3%



4.3% abv

Pale with Simcoe, Ahtanum and Sorachi Ace hops. Well balanced pale with lemon, lime and tropical fruit hop character with a subtle malty aftertaste. Slight lingering bitterness on the palate.

Little Critters - Blonde Bear

Blonde Bear - 4.2%

Blonde Bear

Little Critters

4.2% abv

Our blonde ale is a smooth, balanced, bear hug of a session beer. The bready, lightly caramel malt complements the premium variety of whole hops used, and with a light body, makes this a satisfying, authentic and moreish blonde, with hints of tropical fruit balanced with earthiness.

Castle Rock - Downtown Lights

Downtown Lights - 3.4%

Downtown Lights

Castle Rock

3.4% abv

Amber ale with a rounded and full-bodied mouthfeel, hopped generously with classic cascade hops, notes of fresh citrus and gentle pine on the nose and a gentle but assertive bitterness to finish.

St Austell - Mena Dhu

Mena Dhu - 4.5% (keg)

Mena Dhu (keg)

St Austell

4.5% abv

Complex and flavoursome deceptively light and refreshing subtle oak smoked aroma hint of dark chocolate taste delicate touch of liquorice on the finish. Brewed using a blend of six different malts traditional and pale malts for richness and depth chocolate and smoked malts for a distinctive flavour malted oats and roasted barley malt to enhance the finish.


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The Hoptimist is in the Derby CAMRA branch area.