The New Barrack Tavern is holding a charity weekend in aid of the Childrens’ hospital from 10th to 12th June, this features a busy programme of live music plus of course beer and food as usual. Sentinel Brewhouse & Bar is now open for beer and food, shortly after this issue of Beer Matters hits the streets the official launch is planned which will see the first beers brewed on the premises available. The Ball Inn at Crookes has had a refurbishment and now carries an even bigger range of real ales! The Shepley Spitfire at Totley has a new manager. Hop Hideout on Abbeydale Road will be hosting a Cloudwater meet the brewer on 30th June (advance tickets required) and a festival of sour beers over August bank holiday weekend. They also anticipate their garden area being complete for then! Saxbob is hosting another live music night at the University Drama Studio with a real ale bar available, this time featuring Dale Storr on the 24th June. Tickets £10 from wegottickets.com. The Fox & Duck at Broomhill has now gone free of tie from the pub company and like sister pub the Doctors Orders is featuring beer from Little Critters Brewery, which is run by the same people as the pubs. A discount is available on these beers before 7pm. The Place at Broomhill is reported to be offering a discounted price of £2.50 a pint on Tuesdays. The Swim Inn on Glossop Road is now run by Hawthorne Leisure, having been sold by Wetherspoons. The Bath Hotel is opening on Sundays once a month (first Sunday of the month) for live music sessions.