PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Knoxville, Tennessee · 9570 Sales

PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, and Craft Beverages

Knoxville, Tennessee 9570 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1333)

Announcement   ****Cutoff for Fathers Day is Tuesday, June 13th****
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/

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2017

****Cutoff for Fathers Day is Tuesday, June 13th****
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, Dashes
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Dashes
$50.00
Subtle Beer Glass
Subtle Beer Glass
$35.00
Sauvin Glass
Sauvin Glass
$35.00
Aromatic Beer Glass
Aromatic Beer Glass
$35.00
Limestone Glass
Limestone Glass
$35.00
Full Set of Bourbon Glasses
Full Set of Bourbon Glasses
$188.00
Snobby Set-The Original 5
Snobby Set-The Original 5
$176.00
High Gravity Set
High Gravity Set
$95.00
Malty Beer Glass
Malty Beer Glass
$35.00
Dual Beer Glass
Dual Beer Glass
$42.00
Currency T-Shirt Pretentious Beer Glass Company
Currency T-Shirt Pretentious Beer Glass Company
$20.00
Nuevo English Beer Mug...aka Sparkles
Nuevo English Beer Mug...aka Sparkles
$60.00
American Lager Glass
American Lager Glass
$40.00
Artisan Glass, Set of 4
Artisan Glass, Set of 4
$140.00
Bourbon and Beer Set
Bourbon and Beer Set
$60.00
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Finger Prints
Hoppy Beer Glass, Universal Cut, Finger Prints
$50.00
Pompous Set-The Original 6
Pompous Set-The Original 6
$215.00
Imperial Beer Glass
Imperial Beer Glass
$35.00
Pretentious Set- All PBGC Beer Glasses
Pretentious Set- All PBGC Beer Glasses
$278.00
Ale Glass
Ale Glass
$42.00
Artisan Glass
Artisan Glass
$42.00
Dual Beer Glass, Set of 4
Dual Beer Glass, Set of 4
$152.00
Cider Glass
Cider Glass
$50.00
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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1333)
Kelly Cogdill

Kelly Cogdill on Jun 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
JewelrybyMagpie

JewelrybyMagpie on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
jjditalia

jjditalia on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love it, can't wait to order more glasses from this company!

jjditalia

jjditalia on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the Glass and it came carefully packaged!

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

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Sauvin Glass
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.

  • David Wiss

    Assistant

    David Wiss is a glassblower from Meridianville, Alabama who studied Studio Glass at the University of South Alabama. He enjoys the occasional stout or porter.

  • Natalie Petrosky

    Gallery Manager

    Natalie Petrosky is an artist from Akron, OH who is a painter with a background in glass. She has earned her MFA from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her BFA from Kent State University. She is an avid beer drinker and a very hoppy gal ;)

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