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On April 30, 2020

High-Proof Creative Wins Platinum & Gold at 2020 Hermes Creative Awards

Portland, Ore. (April 30, 2020) —High-Proof Creative, a woman-owned marketing and branding agency for the craft beverage industry was awarded Platinum and Gold at the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards. Platinum (first place) was awarded to High-Proof Creative in the category of Interactive Media & Photography for Social Media for images photographed by Kelsey Curtis for […]
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On April 28, 2020

5 Easy Low-Proof Cocktails to Share with Your Followers

Due to COVID-19 and the #stayhome #stayinside guidance, alcohol sales have increased significantly as consumers are generally drinking at home more than usual. The bigger brands are seeing increases but it’s a little more difficult when it comes to getting craft products in front of customers. However, as the quarantine continues and becomes the “new […]
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On April 13, 2020

6 Spiked Recipes to Raise Your Followers’ Spirits During Quarantine

While quarantined, consumers are looking to support their favorite local makers now more than ever. Many are bringing comfort into their homes and kitchens by infusing mealtime with the familiar products they love. Not surprisingly, many are also infusing their days with happy hours and night-caps to keep things a little—you know—interesting during all this […]
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On March 24, 2020

How Distilleries and Drink Brands are Supplying and Inspiring Through a Pandemic

Line-inducing restaurants are now giving out their coveted meals for free. Distillers are focusing their efforts on creating sanitizer instead of booze. And now, one of the rarest whiskey collections is now available for purchase. COVID-19 has drastically changed the way food and beverage companies are approaching business—now, our favorite distillers, brewers, and bar/restaurant owners […]
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On February 28, 2020
By Karen |

How Full-Service Marketing Agencies Can Save You Time and Money

If there’s one thing I learned about distillery ownership in all of the years I spent writing about distilleries, it’s that beverage proprietors somehow have more hours in the day than the rest of us. I also learned you CAN mix alcohol types, and Navy Strength gin is amazing, but that’s all for another day.  […]
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On February 19, 2020

High-Proof Creative’s Top Portland Area Bars – Winter 2020

We rounded up our favorite bars in Portland for winter 2020, just in case you don’t follow all of us on Instagram. Karen Locke, Founder  Tulip Shop Tavern, 825 N. Killingsworth Street  Tulip Shop Tavern doesn’t receive accolades in my book because it’s in my neighborhood, or because I used to patronize the two separate […]
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On January 7, 2020

5 Questions with Kate Palmer of Hearts + Tales Beverage Co.

Hearts + Tales Beverage Co. is a uniquely focused on an individualized or ‘hand-crafted’ approach to sales and marketing of artisanal brands in the United States. We recently helped Kate Palmer, Founder and President of Hearts + Tales with a website development for the new company. After working with Kate, we thought we’d dig deeper […]
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On December 27, 2019

ICYMI: Our Top 5 Read Blog Posts in 2019

Since the inception of High-Proof Creative in 2018, we’ve attempted to provide as much *free* guidance through our blog as possible. If you’ve had time to read some of our blogs, we hope they were truly helpful. If not, here’s a recap of our blogs that saw the most traction and readership in 2019. Don’t […]
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On December 1, 2019

Craft Distillery Sell Sheet Template

Sell sheets are important for distillery distribution and sales but in reality everyone from liquor stores — to the media — to potential investors will lay eyes on them at some point. Whether you’re a new distillery in need of sell sheets for the first time, or your sell sheets are outdated and need a […]
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