We are hosting a PARTY in our Taproom to celebrate the release of Devil's Juice and Don't Fear The Carolina Reaper!
Costume contest, foodtruck, raffles, and creepy things! October 29th, 2pm-12am!

The Current Line-Up

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.


A mead with mango and black pepper.

Cherry Chipotle

Honey wine with cherry juice and Chipotle peppers.

Ancient Soul

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

Tuco-Style Freakout

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

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

Prickly Pear Kill All The Golfers

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

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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  • 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/
  • Ancient Soul AND Cherry Chipotle are available in our taproom TOMORROW starting at 2pm! Check out Bnektar.com 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