Craft Beverage Companies


We combine our backgrounds in distilling and beverage industries with our digital marketing experience to bring you results in SEO, website development, social media, and more.


Ongoing or One-Off Services


Need a strategic plan or ongoing social media services? We have a number of services with custom duration depending on your company’s needs. Just let us know!


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Contact us today to talk about your marketing needs. We offer free consultations, and love talking about marketing. Don’t forget to check out our free tips and advice on the blog.

Our Clients

We have worked with clients in the craft spirits industry for ongoing services and one-off projects in branding, design, website development, content creation, social media, marketing plans, SEO, and more. Contact us today to learn more about working with High-Proof Creative. We also work with non-alcoholic brands such as syrups, bitters, mixers, etc.

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Your Online Storefront

Showcase Your Brand

Reach potential customers with a strong online presence.

We’re a tech-driven creative agency specializing in website, branding, marketing, and content for the craft beverage industry with a focus on craft distilleries. It’s never to late to start growing your online presence. 

Industry Solutions

We are a Creative Agency for the Spirits Industry

Our goal is to provide more than marketing — we aim to create digital solutions to help the craft beverage industry grow to its full potential. 

Creative Direction for Portland Potato Vodka

Gin Farallon Website

Packaging for The Bitter Housewife

Creative Direction for Outlandish

Creative Direction with Polara Studio

Website for 28 Mile Vodka

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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.


Recent Blogs

Digital marketing tips for the distilling industry.

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1017 S.W. Morrison Street #217
Portland, Oregon 97205

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Let’s talk about your website, design, SEO, content, and social media needs.