Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial Meaderies
B. Nektar makes meads that extend beyond the traditional honey wine. With so many varieties of honey, how could we not? We let our imaginations guide us. Sign-up for our newsletter to find out about upcoming releases.
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. Paul, a long-time friend and fellow homebrewer, soon began making meads along with Brad in the Dahlhofers’ basement. Their meads quickly began winning awards at homebrewing competitions.
In the summer of 2006, Kerri was laid-off from her job. While sipping a glass of vanilla cinnamon mead made by Brad, she thought, “why not try to sell this?” It was then that the three decided to take their mead making to the next level. In the spring of 2008, Brad too fell victim to layoffs, and the three worked night and day to prepare for their opening. After nearly two years since its inception, B. Nektar finally opened it’s doors on August 2, 2008 (National Mead Day).
Since their opening, B. Nektar has been featured in the media by big names such as Hour Magazine (Detroit), The Detroit News, Metro Times, Channel 4 News, WJR Radio, and many others.
From I-75, exit at 9 mile road and drive West for approximately 1/2 mile.
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Go South on Wanda and drive approximately 1/2 mile to where the road curves to the right. That’s Wordsworth. Turn right (West) and you’ll see our sign on the right hand side. Entrance is on the side.
You can park anywhere in front of our building or any other building along Wordsworth. We’ve made arrangements with our neighbors, so don’t worry about being towed.