Dragons Are Real

Mark your calendar. The next bottle release of #DragonsAreReal will be on March 5th, 2016 at our taproom. The legendary mead is as amazing as they say. 100 points on Ratebeer.com. Need we say more?

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The Current Line-Up

Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Our Imperial Oatmeal stout is silky smooth with a big bad stout taste!

Cherry Amburana

A mead with orange blossom honey, Michigan balaton cherry and flavored with Amburana wood chips from Brazil and Mulato peppers.

Spiced Date Melomel

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

Wheat & Rice DIPA

Wheat beer base made with jasmine rice, hopped with CTZ, AU Topaz Hops and AU Galaxy Hops.

Dragons Are Real

Cherry chipotle mead aged in New Holland Brewing - Dragon's Milk barrels with cacao nibs.

Sage Lime Witbier

A traditional witbier made with Kaffir Lime Leaves, Dalmatian Sage and Lime Zest instead of orange peel and coriander.

Dwarf Invasion

Mead With Balaton Cherry and Hops.

Devil's Juice

Honey Pineapple Wine with Chili Peppers and Smoked Pineapples.

Apple Pi

Apple mead with spices added.

The Dude's Rug

Hard cider with Chai spices added.


A mead with mango and black pepper.

Kill all the Golfers

A mead with black tea and lemon juice added.

Black Fang

A mead with blackberries, clove, and orange zest.

Zombie Killer

A hard cider with honey and tart cherry juice.

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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  • About to start bottling #DragonsAreReal !!! #TheNeedForMead
  • Lovin' on some @cigarcitybrewing at @theporchkw. Big ups to Travis, slangin' some #ApplePi for us too!
  • What's behind the curtain, you ask? You'll have to come visit our taproom and NOT find out because it's a secret! We're open at 5. Check out Bnektar.com for our up-to-the-minute tap list.
  • Be like Stephen and go on a cosmic journey with The Dude's Rug- a chai spiced cider. 500ml bottles are just $4.99 in our taproom every day. It really chai'd the room together.
#theneedformead #seewhatconditionyourconditionisin
  • It's time to get weird. We're open til midnight. #theneedformead #keepferndaleweird
  • #DragonsAreReal is coming back!
Join us March 5th at 2pm in our Taproom for a radical release party! Check out our Facebook page for info, and stay tuned for updates. 🐉🍷🐲
  • Ethan's filling some Valentine Distilling Co. barrels with mystery liquid. Wonder what it is? Hint: it's not nacho cheese.
  • New Year, New Taproom Hours!!! We B open MORE!! Join us on Tuesdays & Wednesdays now...doors//5pm-10pm
  • What are you doing tomorrow night? Oh yeah, you're ringing in 2016 with a keg of Zombies Take Manhattan!
We're tapping it at 8, so come get some! Check out our Facebook event for more info. Peace out 2015!
  • Ice? Ice in December? It must be a post- Xmas miracle! Even more miraculous is the fact that we still have these limited bottles for sale in our taproom! Grab one (or 3) and stay cozy through the winter.
We're open from 5-10pm. #theneedformead
  • The B. Nektar crew welcomes @emoryferndale to our taproom and production facility! If you're in the area, get yourself one of their amazing burgers- and pair it with a Black Fang! #FabulousFerndale #theemoryferndale #mead #cider #beer #theneedformead
  • Hope Brad and Aaron made it to Florida in one piece! #theneedformead #Iget70MPGonthishog