About the Author

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.

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