Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams loves to sing and play bass guitar in between her endless duties as a Mom to two daughters, writer, event planner, school volunteer, and marketing assistant to local bars and breweries around her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When Kelli’s not in a bar, brewery, or fighting for justice in her invisible jet, you can find her relaxing with an IPA on her sofa… or on a Lake Michigan beach in the summer. Kelli has been writing original content at MommaNeedsABeer.com since 2009, where she believes that sometimes, ya gotta put a little alcohol on it.
our brewing

Our Brewing Company is a micro-brewery, small winery, and micro-distillery in the heart of downtown Holland, Michigan. With tiny words like “micro” and “small” followed by traditionally massive words like brewery, winery, and distillery it is refreshing to hear co-owner Trevor Doublestein say how important it is to keep their business smaller on purpose. In […]

Beer Week

It’s the most wonderful time… for a beer! Certainly that line could be sung nearly anytime of the year in Beer City. During the extra long week of February 17-28, also known as GR Beer Week, the community of Grand Rapids busts out of their cabin fever and celebrates all things beer. Sure, there may […]

Brownies

Masen James Bakery is taking craft beer to another level by baking it right into their brownies, cupcakes, and fudge… oh my! Inspired by a longtime passion for baking, owner Clarice Dennison was encouraged by her daughter Sydney Dennison to open up Masen James Bakery storefront after a chance encounter with Goose Island Brewery during […]

German Translation: Grand Opening Celebration CEDAR SPRINGS – Cedar Springs Brewing Company, a German-inspired, family-friendly microbrewery will soon be warming the heart of Main Street in Cedar Springs. The brewery’s grand opening celebration will begin on Friday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial first pour. The festivities will continue throughout […]

GRAND RAPIDS — Collaborating for the third year in a row, Grand Rapids area breweries and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks are teaming up once again to raise money for The Brewers Grove Fund. A project created to maximize the tree canopy within the city. Translation: More trees to enjoy savoring our craft beer under! […]