PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Tennessee, United States · 7393 Sales

PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Tennessee, United States 7393 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1053)

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 Dec 28, 2015

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

Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Finger Prints
US$50.00
Sauvin Glass
US$35.00
Imperial Beer Glass
US$35.00
High Gravity Set
US$95.00
Malty Beer Glass
US$35.00
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Dashes
US$50.00
Aromatic Beer Glass
US$35.00
Dual Beer Glass
US$35.00
Ale Glass
US$35.00
Pompous Set-The Original 6
US$203.00
Subtle Beer Glass, Set of 4
US$125.00
Subtle Beer Glass
US$35.00
Limestone Glass
US$35.00
Full Set of Bourbon Glasses
US$196.00
Pretentious Set- All PBGC Beer Glasses
US$266.00
Artisan Glass, Set of 4
US$140.00
Ale Glass, Set of 4
US$125.00
Sauvin Glass, Set of 4
US$125.00
New-Fashioned Neat Glass
US$35.00
Vintage-style Coasters, Set of 5
US$8.00
Snobby Set-The Original 5
US$171.00
Artisan Glass
US$42.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1053)
mekeelk

mekeelk on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered two glasses as gifts, they loved them so much, ordered this set a week later for myself. All other glasses in my line-up are now going out to the yard-sale table. These glasses are heavy and of the utmost quality, heavy and durable. Matt is a true craftsman and I will be ordering more in the future.

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! Bought this as a gift to round out the set I got for my bro for Xmas. He couldn't be more pleased!

Rachael Warf

Rachael Warf on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought a set of two Subtle glasses for a wedding gift, and they loved them. We actually saw Matthew blowing glass in his Knoxville studio, so these are extra special now that we've seen what kind of craftsmanship goes into each glass. Thanks!

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

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Sauvin Glass
US$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.

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