A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Gabriel Magliaro Says SAIC Influenced Half Acre

SAIC alum Gabriel Magliaro (BFA 2003) tells RedEye and Chicagoist that art school shaped the way he runs his business, Half Acre Beer Co. "[At SAIC] I got to experience a range of ideas that tie back to Half Acre and being an entrepreneur...you really have to be proficient, if not good, at a lot of different things and be able to tackle different subject matter quickly and effectively." The entrepreneur created a new brew for SAIC's 150th anniversary. Harshad, a limited edition hop forward kölsch is on tap and in bombers and growlers at Half Acre's Lincoln Square tap room until it runs dry.

Image from the RedEye article.