No one knows what Ninkasi’s name was before he changed it to Ninkasi. The reason for the name change: Beer! As homage and respect to the Sumerian Goddess of Beer, if Things go wrong - Ninkasi drags the Poofers for a beer, Things go right – Ninkasi celebrates with beer. After discovering craft-beers, Ninkasi drinks nothing else. Ninkasi’s method: Cheers, bottoms up, repeat.