Portland, OR – August 30, 2017 – For anyone intrigued with Portland’s burgeoning craft distillery movement, High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene (Overcup Press, $12.99, September 12, 2017) offers a first-time, behind-the-scenes guide into the people, places and spirits that have put the city on the artisanal spirits map. With more urban distilleries than any other city, Portland’s pioneering distillers built on the foundation established by earlier winemakers and craft brewers. For a list of upcoming book events, please visit http://highproofpdx.com/book-events/.
High-Proof PDX Book Events:
High-Proof PDX Book Launch Party
Thursday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free and open to the public with cash bar
Bit House Saloon
727 SE Grand Avenue, Portland
Meet author Karen Locke and purchase a signed copy of High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene. Special cocktails will be available featuring local spirits and a celebratory ice luge.
Powell’s City of Books: Karen Locke in Conversation with Lee Medoff, distiller and founder, Bull Run Distillery
Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m., Free
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Join Karen and Lee for a behind-the-scenes discussion of Portland’s craft distilling scene with stories and insider tips for where to sip and how to taste like a pro.
Join Karen for cocktails following the event at Quality Bar, 931 SW Oak Street.
High-Proof PDX Cocktail Dinner at Quaintrelle
Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
$90 per person includes 4-course dinner, paired cocktails and signed book
3936 N. Mississippi Street, Portland
Enjoy a multi-course dinner from chef Bill Wallender paired with cocktails featuring local spirits from bar manager Camille Cavan. Meet author Karen Locke and learn a few insider tips about Portland’s local craft distilling scene.
About High-Proof PDX
From histories to hangover cures, High-Proof PDX offers professional tips, recommendations and insights to enhance visits to the city’s tasting rooms and distillery tours. Author Karen Locke provides helpful advice on getting primed for high-proof tasting and gives pointers for first-timers and aficionados on the best way to savor and taste craft liquors. For the bigger picture on the distilling scene, Locke interviewed these pioneering distillers for an inside look at Portland’s distilling roots, evolution and future.
After finishing her urban distillery tour, Locke tours her favorite Portland cocktail bars to see what local mixologists are creating with these spirits. If readers are ready for more high-proof adventures, Locke recommends a road trip throughout Oregon to discover distilleries in some of Oregon’s most scenic towns – from Bend and McMinnville to Cannon Beach and Hood River. As a bonus, learn about all the other locally made products from glassware, bitters, syrups and shrubs to make a great cocktail at home.
Karen Locke is a freelance food and spirits writer, former bartender and creative marketing strategist. She served as the editor of Drink Portland for three years and has written about food and drink for Bon Appetit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled magazine, Cidercraft,OnTrak magazine, Tales of the Cocktail and more. When not writing, Karen can be found in dimly lit bars and restaurants or exploring the Pacific Northwest. http://highproofpdx.com
Overcup Press is an independent book publishing company in Portland, Oregon. We are committed to publishing books that will thrive in the 21st Century. We specialize in producing unique non-fiction books with a strong design element that illuminate the niches. Our focus is on art, travel, design, and epicurean titles. https://overcupbooks.com