Police in Sweden said a man who wandered away from a party became lost in the woods and came face to face with a bear.
Engstrom became lost in the woods about four miles from the village and soon found himself chased by a brown bear, police said.
The man climbed a hunting tower and pounded on the roof to scare the animal away.
Police said Engstrom was rescued after spending about three hours atop the tower.
Engstrom said he tried to stay calm during his ordeal.
"I drank up the last of the beer and then I sat and smoked. One shouldn't get unnecessarily stressed," Engstrom said.