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Niall Howell & New Level Book & Beer Event

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Raise a CLOWN ALLEY PORTER and crack open Niall Howell’s ONLY PRETTY DAMNED, a pairing made in circus-noir heaven! Reading and book signing and beer drinking!

About Clown Alley Porter:

It’s cool to drink hazy IPAs and golden coloured blondes, but sometimes you need to let your darker side out. Just a little bit. That’s why we brewed this porter. Hints of chocolate and stone fruit with a slightly roasted finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Lightly dry hopped with Willamette and the tears of a clown. 5% 50 IBU

About Only Pretty Damned:

Niall Howell’s Only Pretty Damned is a taut noir that takes you behind the big top, revealing rough and tumble characters, murderous plots, and crooked schemes designed to keep Rowland’s World Class Circus afloat for another season. When Toby, former trapeze artist turned disgruntled clown, begins seeing Gloria, a young and beautiful dancer longing for a bigger role under the spotlight, his hardboiled past resurfaces. Can he live without Genevieve, his ex-trapeze partner and lover? What ruthless actions will he take to regain his position as the headlining act? And will Toby’s past repeat itself as he tries to untangle the ropes that bind him and take a leap to roaring applause?

About Niall Howell:

Niall Howell was born and raised in Calgary, where he still resides. His short fiction has been published in The Feathertale Review and FreeFall and he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Royal University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. He enjoys playing bass, and obsessively collects records and comics. Only Pretty Damned is a part of the Nunatak First Fiction Series.


August 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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New Level Brewing Co.
7005 Fairmount Dr SE UNIT 4140
Calgary, AB T2H 0J1 Canada
(403) 764-4359


NeWest Press
(780) 432-9427

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