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‘Stowaway’ By Barb Howard, a Blindman Brewing Session Story

Session Stories

Just in time for summer, Blindman Brewing has released its Super Session Ale, proudly crafted in Lacombe, Alberta. Each can of pale ale showcases a short story from one of 16 Alberta authors.


Barb Howard is a former lawyer who has been President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Writer-in-Residence for the Calgary Public Library, and editor of FreeFall Magazine. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, the Alexandra Writers’ Centre, the Banff Centre and at various grade schools and conferences.

Barb recently shared what it was like to have her work on a beer can, along with her short story Stowaway:

To listen to this collection of stories, or check out these beautiful Super Sessions Ale labels, visit