The festival will take place over the Easter weekend (6-8 April)
The Lieutenant Governor will perform the offical opening ceremony at this year's Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival.
Sir John Lorimer will pour the first pint of the festival ale 'Pegasus' - that's been specially brewed for the occasion by Bushy's Brewery.
A donation from each pint sold will go towards the Billy Redmayne Memorial Fund - a organisation close to Sir John's heart.
Billy, a Manx Grand Prix winner, was a paratrooper under Sir John's command during three tours in Afghanistan.
The festival will take place over the Easter weekend (6 - 8 April).