The Dude's Rug

Careful man, there’s a beverage here!
The Dude Returns! The Dude's Rug that is.
A hard cider with tea and Chai spices.
Look for it on shelves in September!


The Current Line-Up


Cherry Chipotle

Honey wine with cherry juice and Chipotle peppers.



Zombie Killer

A hard cider with honey and tart cherry juice.



Slice of Life

Hard cider with lemon and ginger added.



The Dude's Rug

Hard cider with Chai spices added.



Stupid Man Suit

Fresh pressed Michigan cider, Balaton cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant juices.



Ancient Soul

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



Kill all the Golfers

A mead with black tea and lemon juice added.



Tuco-Style Freakout

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



NecroMangoCon

A mead with mango and black pepper.



Dwarf Invasion

Mead With Balaton Cherry and Hops.



Ow! My Mangos!

Honey Mango wine with natural flavor & habaneros.



Oh My God, They Killed Zombie!

Apple Mead with Cherry and Spices added


There's more where these came from.


The Taproom

Hours

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

Address

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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  • Welp, it's official- we've sold our souls to the devil. #theneedformead ☠️😈🤘🏼
  • Imperial Funky Monky goes on sale TONIGHT in our taproom! Jump aboard the Mothership and get down on it at 5 pm. Funky cherry flavor in a BIG WAY. 500 ml bottles, 12% ABV. $19.99, limit 2 per customer. We'll also be hosting Motor City Pasty Co. food truck. Come hungry and GET FUNKY! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨👍🏻
  • Tonight we release #3 in our Miel de Garde series: Double Barrel Aged Episode 13! This one is a real special treat. 375 ml bottles, 18% ABV.
Release starts at 5 pm, and these won't be available again until Summer Fest on August 5th at 2 pm. Very limited! Taproom and Fest only! #barrelaged #michigancraft #theneedformead #starwars #mead #bourbon
  • Our collab with Morada Cia Etilica, Aztec Spiced Metheglin, is still available in our taproom. Just a few cases left! Star thistle honey w/ cacao nibs, cinnamon, vanilla beans, and a blend of mild chili peppers. 14.5% ABV, 375 ml bottles. #theneedformead
  • Filling jars with our Episode 13 honey blend (aged in Motor City Gas whiskey barrels)! These will be available for sale in our taproom on 8/3, along with our Miel De Garde #3 (Double barrel-aged Episode 13)! WHOA! @motorcitygas_whiskey #b.coolhoneybunny #theneedformead #michigancraft
  • #DragonsAreReal and Aztec Spiced Metheglin (collaboration w/ Morada) go on sale today at 5 pm in our taproom! We will also be providing dragon rides for $2. Whoa!
  • #DragonsAreReal is swooping in this Friday, July 14th just in time for the season premiere of Game Of Thrones! Come get yours in our taproom starting 7/14 at 5pm. We'll also have some other surprises on tap. If you aren't in MI, #DAR will be around in August wherever B. Nektar is sold! #dragons #GoT #gameofthrones
  • Bottling Zombie Killer today! Get it wherever B. Nektar is sold! #zombies #brains #cider #honey #theneedformead #michigan
  • Filling Chianti barrels with cyser today... Cyser Of The Lambs! These barrels are enormous! #theneedformead #cyser #silenceofthelambs
  • Ooooooh baby! It's almost that time of year- Summer Fest time! We're bringing back Funky Monky and lots of other excellent surprises.
Stay tuned for the deets! #theneedformead
  • New views in our taproom! The guys are setting up our brewing area. Come on by, stay a while, and have a drink and a peek!
We open at 5. #theneedformead
  • Are dragons... real? Find out soon! #dragonsarereal #mead #got