Renowned beer experts Roger Protz, Melissa Cole, Jeff Evans and Christine Cryne will host tutored beer tastings at the Great British Beer Festival.
The festival takes place over five days from 3 August at Earls Court, London. Last year 64,000 people attended over 5 days, sampling over 500 different real ales, ciders and perries.
Also at the event will be a meet the brewer session hosted by the Society of Independent Brewers Association and live music.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has also increased the allocation of beers from the United States by 50%.
The Champion Beer of Britain will be crowned on Tuesday 3 August while Thursday 5 August will be hat day.
"There's a real excitement surrounding the Festival this year, as ticket sales have increased, many new breweries have opened up across the UK in the past 12 months, and more consumers are discovering the infinite amount of variety in the real ale industry at present," said CAMRA chief executive Mike Benner.
"The Festival is an important tool for promoting great British beer, and we welcome both beer novices and experts alike to come together at Earls Court this August."