Ok, so far I have two commercial sources of Mead in the Grand Rapids area.
1. GB Russo & Son carries mead. They almost always have Chaucer's and occasionally you can find other brands as well.
2. Meijer. The only store I've found it at as of 8/28/04 is the brand new store in Rockford on 10 mile road. Look in their "Desert Wine" section. I don't recall the brand, but it wasn't Chaucers, and I liked it better.
I'm still working on getting a local distributor to carry Jadwiga and Kasztelanski meads from Stawski Distributing Co.