Ancient Soul Lifetime #1

We return from whence we came, and present you a traditional Wildflower mead aged in oak barrels. Take the journey with us September 24th from 2pm-12am when we release the first of the soulful series in our taproom.

The Current Line-Up

Cherry Chipotle

Honey wine with cherry juice and Chipotle peppers.

Tuco-Style Freakout

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

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

Zombie Killer

A hard cider with honey and tart cherry juice.

Ancient Soul

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


A mead with mango and black pepper.

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

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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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  • Ancient Soul AND Cherry Chipotle are available in our taproom TOMORROW starting at 2pm! Check out for more info! Whoa! #theneedformead
  • Oh hai! We got the vinyl out tonight. Come hang at the taproom tonight. Flip through the records and pick something out.  We dare ya. #theneedformead
  • Come get some slushies and hi-5 the crew working down at the Ferndale #DIYstreetfair.  Maybe they will even tell you a joke. #theneedformead #ferndalefamily #craftmead #Craftcider #homeiswherethemeadis
  • We did a lil' Facebook poll today, and the people have spoken! We'll be tapping a keg of super-rare Blackberry Lemonade!
If you missed this at our last SummerFest, now's your chance! See ya at 5!
  • We're tapping a keg of Cherry Chipotle tonight! Come get a taste before bottles go on sale September 24th. Oh yeah, we also have Geeks Who Drink trivia tonight... What a winning combo! Doors at 5, trivia at 7:30. See you there!
  • Tonight we tap a keg of Whiskey Barrel Aged Zombie Killer in our taproom! Cruise in and try some before it's gone. It's ZK with an extra kick- 6.7% ABV. We open at 5!
  • Our dude Brent keeps the barrels fresh.
Wonder what's gonna go in them? #mead #cider #beer #theneedformead
  • Our warehouse manager Lee brought us some zucchini from his atomic garden today. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • We'd like to extend a HUGE "Thank you" to everyone who helped make our 8th anniversary Summer Fest a tremendous success! You all rule! B. Well! #mead #cider #beer #theneedformead
  • We're getting ready for you! Party starts at 2!
  • Wax On Wednesday is tonight! Listen to some sweet vinyl selected by our staff, or browse our collection of LP's and we'll play one of your requests! Oh yeah, we also have MEAD, CIDER, and BEER! Doors at 5pm.
#vinyl #waxonwednesday #theneedformead
  • It's our 8th birthday today! Come celebrate with us and try our new Pineapple Coconut Express on draft! Bottles will be released at our Summer Fest this Saturday! We open at 5 tonight. @heroorvillainvan will be here 6-10. 
#theneedformead #birthday #mead #cider #beer