PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Knoxville, Tennessee · 9418 Sales

PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Knoxville, Tennessee 9418 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1317)

Announcement   Welcome to the Pretentious Beer Glass Company! I make high-quality, handmade beer glasses designed specifically for Craft Beer and Craft Whisk(e)y. This is Formal Wear for Beer! Subscribe to PBGC email list to get updates on new items, giveaways, and tasty beer news! http://pretentiousglass.com/subscribe/

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2017

Welcome to the Pretentious Beer Glass Company! I make high-quality, handmade beer glasses designed specifically for Craft Beer and Craft Whisk(e)y. This is Formal Wear for Beer! Subscribe to PBGC email list to get updates on new items, giveaways, and tasty beer news! http://pretentiousglass.com/subscribe/

Matthew Cummings

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Matthew Cummings

Malty Beer Glass
$35.00
Dual Beer Glass
$42.00
Imperial Beer Glass
$35.00
Sauvin Glass
$35.00
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Finger Prints
$50.00
Pretentious Set- All PBGC Beer Glasses
$278.00
Snobby Set-The Original 5
$176.00
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Dashes
$50.00
Limestone Glass
$35.00
Subtle Beer Glass, Set of 4
$125.00
High Gravity Set
$95.00
Aromatic Beer Glass, Set of 4
$125.00
American Lager Glass
$40.00
Nuevo English Beer Mug...aka Sparkles
$60.00
Malty Beer Glass, Set of 4
$125.00
Sauvin Glass, Set of 4
$125.00
Currency T-Shirt Pretentious Beer Glass Company
$20.00
New-Fashioned Neat Glass
$25.00
Ale Glass
$42.00
Aromatic Beer Glass
$35.00
Ole KY Neat Set
$105.00
Artisan Glass
$42.00
Limestone Glass, set of 4
$125.00
Subtle Beer Glass
$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1317)
Amanda Whetstine

Amanda Whetstine on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, as usual! This is the second glass I've bought from them and I think it's better than the first. Cannot wait to give this to my husband for his birthday at the end of the month!! Thank you! 😊

BigCheeZ

BigCheeZ on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Glass is great and the shop is awesome. I made a mistake on my order and the shop took care of it quickly. Will definitely buy from again.

Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Updates

Quality control on the Sauvin glass! Yeah, it works!!

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Sauvin Glass
$35.00

About

Hand Craft(ed) Beer Glasses

PBGC originated from a small drinking club at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville, KY. Each friday afternoon, we would take off work early to sit in the courtyard and drink great craft beer. After a couple too many (all good ideas start this way, right?) the club decided that I should make beer glasses for everyone. I designed the Hoppy Beer glass and gave each member a customized version of that glass. After making that first glass, I started to notice a lack of unique beer glasses for craft beer. It was just such an obvious problem that it was invisible...hiding out in the open. I started the Pretentious Beer Glass Company as a remedy for that problem, and spent over 6 months making, testing, and refining designs that highlight different styles.

I make all the glasses by hand at Matthew Cummings Studios in Knoxville, TN. I use techniques that haven’t really changed in several hundred years (except for a few safety features). Molten glass is collected on a hollow blowpipe, and shaped with the use of wet newspaper pads or wooden tools. No machines touch your beer glass from PBGC! After the glasses are finished hot, I take each glass to my coldshop where I engrave and/or grind the bottoms flat. Once finished, I personally hand-sign each glass and package them in branded gift boxes. Despite the volume and breadth of distribution of these products, it is all still a one-man operation with the help of a few friends. I hope that you enjoy drinking out of these glasses as much as I have enjoyed making them for you.

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  • Matthew Cummings

    Owner

    Matthew Cummings is an artist/designer working primarily with glass. He lives and drinks in Knoxville, TN. PBGC is his answer to boring and under-designed beer glasses.

  • Sam Meketon

    Assistant

    Sam Meketon is a recent graduate from the Appalachian Center for Craft. He is a glassblower specializing in blown and carved historical forms with a contemporary twist. He is a Niche Award winner and loves DIPAs with a Rye Bourbon Back.

  • Matthew Cummings

    Owner

    Matthew Cummings is an artist/designer working primarily with glass. He lives and drinks in Knoxville, TN. PBGC is his answer to boring and under-designed beer glasses.

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