Essential Elements - Apple cider, chai tea (tea with cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla).
Appearance - Dark amber and clear with a foamy white head that dissipates into a thin white rim.
Aroma - Sweet, fresh apples with notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger and raisin.
Experience - Sweet, baked apples followed by a vivid blend of clove and cardamom. Black tea rounds out the flavor and leaves little to no tannin. Medium-bodied with a crisp, red apple skin aftertaste.
Hard cider with tea and Chai spices
|Bread pudding, cooked apples, dark rum, pumpkin or sweet potato pie, baked squash, samosas, Indian butter chicken.
|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 its 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.