High-Proof PDX has been an ongoing project of mine, so I am very excited to share the cover with you! The cover and interior layout design are by Carla Girard with illustrations by Ilan Schraer. I’m also thrilled to announce that pre-ordering of High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene starts NOW! You can purchase the guidebook from Overcup Press, Powell’s, Amazon, Whole Foods, and other stores around Portland after the official release on September 12th.
Description via Overcup Press:
Portland, Oregon has arguably more distilleries than any other city on the planet and they are eager for spirits lovers to taste their goods. In High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke has paved the way and shares with readers what they need to know before, during, and after a spirits tasting tour of Portland’s craft distilling scene. From histories to hangover cures, Locke provides readers with pro-tips, recommendations, and insights to enhance their visits to the tasting rooms and distillery tours.
This guidebook to the higher proof alcohol made in Portland will help readers find their way around town without getting too drunk, hungover, or lost. Learn helpful tips on getting primed for high-proof drinking and get pointers on the best way to savor and taste craft liquors. First time visitors to a spirits tasting room will will benefit from pointers. For the big picture on the distilling scene, learn about Portland’s distillery roots, how it’s evolving, and where the future of distilling in Portland is headed.
Readers will also get recommendations on the best cocktail bars in the city and see what the city’s mixologists are creating with all this booze. Finally, learn about all the other locally made products including glassware, bitters, syrups, and shrubs that go into making a great cocktail at home.