FBBF Brewery FAQ

Brewery Resources & FAQ

What is Fall Back Brew Fest?

Fall Back Brew Fest is an event hosted by the Palatine Jaycees, a civic organization that gives young adults ages 21-40 opportunities to develop leadership skills. The event started in 2017 – 2024 will be our 7th year!

Our goal is to bring together local independent Chicagoland breweries to create a unique local brew fest. We understand it can be difficult to get the word out about your brewery – we are here to help.

Want to learn more? Please reach out via fallbackbrewfest@palatinejaycees.org or give us a call at 847-604-0288! You can also fill out the form on the Contact Us page.

How can I contribute to the fest?

We are excited to help promote your breweries image and culture.

To help ensure the success of the fest now and in the future, we are asking for your help with serving your beer or acquiring your brews at a discounted price, in exchange for promotion of your brewery.

If you’re interested providing a keg, it would be incredibly helpful if you’re able to send along a jockey box and CO2.

If you are interested in supporting the fest, please email fallbackbrewfest@palatinejaycees.org or give us a call at 847-604-0288. You can also fill out the form on the Contact Us page.

What perks do I receive for participating?

A lot!!

  • Your logo on our home page that links back to your website
  • A sign in front of your breweries station with your brewery logo, Untappd QR codes for each beer and names of your featured brews.
  • Your team or our volunteers can hand out marketing material to attendees.
  • Access to private breweries-only bathroom.

If you have any other ideas for your brewery, please let us know. We are happy to accommodate.

Do we need to attend the fest to serve our beer?

No. However, while it’s not required, we encourage your participation in the fest. Your team is the best resource to help attendees learn more about your brewery and brand.

If you’re unable able to attend, fear not. Our volunteers will be available to serve your brew.

Can we bring our own canopy or tent to advertise and serve from?

Yes! If you plan to bring your own canopy or tent, please let us know ASAP so we can make the necessary accommodations.

Can you display/hang our signage during the fest?

If your brew is being donated to the fest, we are happy to hang and display any signage you have at the event.

If you’re unable to donate to the fest, we do have sponsorship packages available for purchase.

How many attendees do you expect?

We have historically averaged approximately 450 attendees.

Who else will be in attendance?

We will have sponsors, some food trucks and music.

What should I expect the day of the fest?

As the fest approaches, we will have more details on what to expect. Stay tuned!