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‘The Survivalist’ by Audrey Whitson, 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.

The 5th in our series of Blindman Brewing Session Ale Stories series features the story “The Survivalist” by Audrey Whitson.

Audrey grew up on a farm in northern Alberta and her family still owns a bush quarter northwest of Edmonton. Having her first book, Teaching Places, published in 2003 sparked an interest in the publishing world. She apprenticed as a proofreader at Company’s Coming (cookbooks) and eventually became editor-in-chief of Tortoise Press, a small children’s book publisher owned by long-time Edmonton publisher, Phyllis Arnold. She continues to work as a project specialist with the Government of Alberta.

Her latest work of fiction is titled The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning, out now on NeWest Press. Her Session Story takes inspiration from her neighbors approach to summer yard maintenance:

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