2016 Dingle Dangle Ball!

Join us for holiday fun and the release of Oh My God, They Killed Zombie!

The Current Line-Up

Tuco-Style Freakout

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


A mead with mango and black pepper.

Cherry Chipotle

Honey wine with cherry juice and Chipotle peppers.

The Dude's Rug

Hard cider with Chai spices added.

Apple Pi

Apple mead with spices added.

Devil's Juice

Honey Pineapple Wine with Chili Peppers and Smoked Pineapples.

Zombie Killer

A hard cider with honey and tart cherry juice.

Ancient Soul

A traditional mead made with Wildflower honey aged in oak barrels.

Pineapple Coconut Express

Honey Pineapple Wine with Coconut added

American Maniacs

Apple Mead with Prickly Pear Juice added

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

Check out the blog for our upcoming events!

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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  • Friday, December 16 to Saturday the 17th... The First Annual Dingle Dangle Ball! Special release of Oh My God, They Killed Zombie! Tons of wintry fun for everyone. Check it out on our Facebook page for more info. #theneedformead
  • Apple Pi is back in our taproom just in time for Thanksgiving dinner! Stop by and grab some bottles starting today at 5 pm. 
375 ml, 14% ABV, $13.99 each. 
We made a lot of it this year, so look for it everywhere B. Nektar is sold! #theneedformead #mead #pi #michigan #craftmead #craftmeadery #apple
  • Sampling these extra limited batches is hard work. #theneedformead
  • Friday friend time with our pals at the WAB...nice werk pals.
  • Hop down to the taproom and grab yourself a drink.  You deserve it. #theneedformead
  • Bottling some #ZombieKiller today in our production facility. #theneedformead #theneedforcider #michiganmade #cider #mead #bnektar
  • Happy Halloween from the B. Nektar crew! If you're lookin' to get spooOoOOOky tonight, we're open til 10, and we have a sizeable stash of Devil's Juice and (Don't Fear) The Carolina Reaper still available! Doors at 5.
  • Detroit Fall Beer Fest...you cat to be kitten me.
  • Meow can we help you? Get down to the taproom, right meow! #theneedformead
  • Our Zombie Killer decks are the cat's pajamas, and you can win one at our Hallowmead raffle on October 29th! Check out our event on Facebook for details!
#theneedformead #beer #cider #sk8
  • Listening to Sabbath and getting some tasting notes for Devil's Juice. Are we doing it right? #metal4life #theneedformead
  • Hot. Hot. Hot. Choppin those Carolina reapers for Don't Fear The Carolina Reaper batch (Devil's Juice w/ more cowbell). Btls will be availz Oct 29th. Party details on www.b.nektar.com/happy-hollowmead/