Hailing from the country of rising sun, Japan, originally, Shiggy grew up in Thailand and came to NZ to study. He developed a sense for delicious flavours while he was working in a restaurant cooking part time. Being one of the original crew at one of NZ’s best craft beer bars, Hashigo Zake, Shigeo developed a passion for tasting and crafting fine, fine beers.
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Shigeo was a home-brewer for 2 years before starting craft brewery Funk Estate
in 2012, aged 24. In December 2015 Funk Estate moved to from Wellington and contract brews, to Auckland and their very own brewery. Shigeo has been a full time brewer ever since.