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WE SPECIALIZE IN CRAFT BEVERAGE

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

In addition to the services below we also offer consulting and training in marketing and TTB label approval.

RECENT WORK

We work with clients nationwide, and outside of the U.S., too!

Founded by Karen Locke

WOMAN-FOUNDED & OWNED

Karen founded High-Proof Creative, an award-winning branding and marketing agency for the craft beverage industry in 2018. She is author of “High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene” and has been a food and drink writer, and worked at marketing agencies for nearly 10 years prior to launching High-Proof Creative. Karen has been published by GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Sip Northwest, and more. Karen joined the Women’s Distillery Guild as a board member in 2018, and currently serves on the board of the Portland Culinary Alliance. She is also member of the Women of the Vine & Spirits, American Distilling Institute, and American Craft Spirits Association.

AWARDS & PRESS

People's Choice - BEST BRANDING/DESIGN EXPERT. Summer 2019.

Spirited magazine

Strange Times, Stay Creative: Eccentric Cocktails. Category: WEIRD - 1st Place for photography with Polara Studio.

Vega Awards

Marketing Gold Winner: Best Website - Gin Farallon from the John Barleycorn Awards, 2019.

John Barleycorn Awards

FIRST PLACE - Hermes Creative Awards for Interactive Media | Social Media | 136. Instagram

Hermes Creative Award 2

Founder Karen Locke was featured in a Q&A in Sip magazine, "Locke in Success with High-Proof Creative," December 2021.

Sip

LOGOS & LABELS

Creative Packaging Solutions

We’re a creative agency specializing in branding and packaging for the craft beverage industry. There are plenty of alcohol branding companies out there, but we’re full-service with a background in the beverage industry. Learn more about brand strategy and design for your product. 

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RECENT BLOGS

Marketing, design, and creative tips for running your craft spirits business.

CLIENTS

U.S. and Worldwide

We’re a drink branding company and creative agency with clients all over the U.S., and worldwide. We work remotely or from our office in downtown Portland.

Lets Talk

We’re a full-service craft spirits marketing, and branding agency. Let’s talk about your website, design, SEO, content, and social media needs.

Phone

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Email

karen@highproofcreative.com

Address

1017 SW Morrison Street #316
Portland, Oregon 97205

We might be based in Portland, Oregon, but we serve clients around the globe from Singapore to Dubai and California to Kentucky and everything in between.