There are many stories about the long love affair between beer and humans. One such story dates to 5000 BC (or so) about Ninkasi – the Sumerian Goddess of Beer. She took her place in history because there was a poem (likely sung) called the Hymn of Ninkasi which is one of the first examples of the written word. The Hymn was actually a recipe to make beer!! We thought it fitting and, quite honestly, awesome to juxtapose a 21st century transformational beer technology company with a 7000-year-old beer goddess. Thus, Ninkasi (5th century BCE) plus Technologies (21st century AD) and NINKATEK was born.