Karen Locke is founder of High-Proof Creative, an agency focused on craft beverage companies. based in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys creating content about culture, food, and drink. Locke can often be found writing or grabbing a drink when not spending time with her husband and her  cat, Dolores. Through her book High Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene, she creates the ultimate guide to leading you to the perfect drink around the city. From tips on getting primed for high-proof drinking to a bigger picture on Portland’s distilling scene, Locke walks you through from first sip to last call.

Distillery Tour: Karen Locke’s Spirited Guide To Portland @ Sun Country View

Books to Make Your Mouth Water @ Portland Tribune 

Proof Reading: Karen Locke's Guide to Booze in Portland @ PretentiousPDX

An Interview with Karen Locke High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portlands Craft Distilling Scene @ BrewPublic 

Drinks Enthusiast Karen Locke’s New Book is the Key to Portland’s Distilling Scene @ Portland Mercury

At last, a book for the booze-curious in Oregon @ Crain's Portland

Holiday Gifts for Everyone @ Sip Northwest

10 Books to add to your shelf @ Liquor.com

Karen Locke @ Beaverton Farmer's Market

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