I stopped by and picked up a gallon for $88. Poured it into a container while I waited. Talk about fresh. I got the blackberry stuff, which is actually from bees further north (and tastes amazing). the local stuff collected from the vallejo area has a hint of fennel, which I'm not big on.
Time to dig out the 'ol brewgearz (And Jenny's famous apple-mead recipe) and git to the mead making!