Red Duck Smokey & The Bear

Red Duck Brewery

Published September 9, 2022

It’s pretty hard to picture a beer that wouldn’t work wonders while camping but Red Duck’s Smokey & The Bear feels particularly well suited. The smoked chocolate stout is rich, campfire-like and at 7.6 percent ABV, it packs in a little bit extra compared to a standard dark beer.

The first sip took me immediately to Germany’s city of Bamberg and its famed rauchbiers, with this beer creating a smokey mix of bacon and beechwood crackling in a fire pit. You’ll also find layers of smooth and velvety chocolate fudge, bitter dark chocolate and further roasted notes akin to freshly-ground coffee beans. Hopefully, there are only so many ice-cold days left in Victoria but while they remain, Smokey & The Bear is the kind of companion ready to join you under the stars.

Will Ziebell

Smoked Chocolate Stout
Red Duck Brewery

11a Michaels Drive
VIC 3350

(03) 5332 0723
Open Hours

All week: midday to 5pm