2016 Summer Mead Fest

August 6th 2p-8p, B. Nektar is celebrating the 8th annual SUMMER MEAD FEST! Food, Music, Mead, Cider & Beer - No Jerks.
AND we have the collaboration release of AMERICAN MANIACS w/ Superstition Meadery

The Current Line-Up

Cherry Limeade

Balaton Cherry Juice, Lime Juice, Orange blossom honey

Prickly Pear Kill All The Golfers

Honey Wine with Black tea, lemons, & Prickly Pear tea

Pineapple Coconut Express

Honey Pineapple Wine with Coconut added

The Mutant Killer Zombie Manhattan Project Thingy

Apple mead with cherry added and aged in rye whiskey barrels

American Maniacs

Apple Mead with Prickly Pear Juice added

Death Unicorn

Hard cider with black currant.

Gin Barrel Aged NecroMangoCon

NecroMangoCon aged in Valentine Liberator Gin Barrels

Whiskey Barrel Aged Zombie Killer

Whiskey Barrel Aged Zombie Killer

Mango Habanero

Honey Mango wine with natural flavor & spice

Zombie Killer

A hard cider with honey and tart cherry juice.


A mead with mango and black pepper.

Kill all the Golfers

A mead with black tea and lemon juice added.

Zombies Take Manhattan

Apple honey wine with cherry added and aged in rye whiskey barrels

Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom Honey Mead

Tuco-Style Freakout

Orange blossom honey, agave nectar, lime juice and lime zest.

Spiced Date Melomel

Orange blossom honey, date syrup, Muscovado sugar blended with cinnamon, Aleppo pepper and vanilla beans.

There's more where these came from.

The Taproom


Monday - Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 2pm-12am
Sunday: 2pm-8pm


1511 Jarvis
Ferndale, MI 48220

Upcoming Events

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Our Story

Guided by geeky imagination, influenced by sub-pop culture and never satisfied with the status quo, B. Nektar aims to bring a modern twist on mead as well as diversify craft mead, cider and beer.

B. Nektar Meadery was founded in 2006 by Brad and Kerri Dahlhofer, with the help of their good friend Paul Zimmerman. Brad has been an avid homebrewer since 1998, making beers, meads, ciders and wine for his own enjoyment. When Brad and Kerri got married in 2005, he made a mead to toast with at their wedding and received great reviews from the guests. Jokingly, he said that he’d someday open a meadery.

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  • Everyday I'm bottlin' bottlin' bottlin'
  • The Give-O-Mead-er is ready to start tracking the donations for our #WeAreOrlando fundraiser in our Taproom. 50% of all sales go to the victims/families of the Orlando shooting.  Doors//5pm
  • Lord Stephen of House Nektar brandishes his deadliest weapon. 🐲 #keepitclean
  • World War B is coming soon... Stay tuned for details! #Zombies #Mead #Barrelaged
  • Liger, our collaboration with @offcolorbrewing, is a braggot with pineapple, white tea, and lavender. Get it on tap or in the bottle while it lasts! 2 bottle limit per customer, please. 10% ABV, $13.99/bottle. We open at 5! #beer #mead #NapoleonDynamite
  • Happy Wednesday from the B. Nektar crew! Enjoy this gratuitous #barrelporn #mead #cider #beer #barrels
  • Now you really can't miss the Taproom.  Let those freak flags fly! Doors//5pm #theneedformead
  • THE Death Unicorn is here....get down to the Taproom to meet him. #deathunicorn #theneedformead
  • We have less than 20 cases of Liger.  Brewed for its skills in magic, with our pal John Laffler from @offcolorbrewing. Get a bottle in the Taproom TODAY. Oh and have a glass of it too.  10% ABV (limit 2)
  • Not a bad view for an afternoon B. Nektar meeting. #theneedformead #GoTigers
  • Check out our sweet new bottle totes! A smooth and stylish way to bring home your haul of our meads and ciders. Come grab one tonight. $6+ tax. We're open at 5.
  • It's a lovely day for a Tuco Style Freakout w/watermelon slushie or flight of a variety of flavors. #ladieslovebNektar