Total Domination. Believer. Tricerahops. Otis. If these names ring a bell, then you’re probably familiar with Ninkasi Brewing Company’s handiwork. Since June of 2006, Ninkasi founders Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd and their crack team of brewers have been creating and distributing top quality beers from their home base in Eugene, Oregon.
Though they were operating in a market dominated by testosterone-fueled marketing, the two entrepreneurs knew they wanted their brand to represent something different. They named their nascent brewing company Ninkasi, after the Sumerian Goddess of fermentation.