PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, Wine, Whiskey and Cocktails

Knoxville, Tennessee | 12205 Sales

PretentiousBeerGlass

Formal Ware for Craft Beer, Wine, Whiskey and Cocktails

Knoxville, Tennessee 12205 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (1752)

Announcement   Happy Holidays! Cutoff for Holiday delivery was Monday, Dec. 17th at midnight. All orders placed by then will be made and shipped in time. Anything past will arrive after the new year. A great but late gift is still called a GREAT GIFT!
Welcome to the Pretentious Beer Glass Company! We 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 18, 2018

Happy Holidays! Cutoff for Holiday delivery was Monday, Dec. 17th at midnight. All orders placed by then will be made and shipped in time. Anything past will arrive after the new year. A great but late gift is still called a GREAT GIFT!
Welcome to the Pretentious Beer Glass Company! We 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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About

Hand Craft(ed) Beer and Glassware

Pretentious Glass Co is a glassblowing studio dedicated to glassware designed specifically for Craft Beer, Wine and Whiskey. It is one half of the Pretentious Beer & Glass Company. The other half is Pretentious Beer Co, a Craft Beer Brewery that focuses on experimental and one-of-a-kind brews. This combo is the brain child of glass artist turned brewer, Matthew Cummings. Both businesses located in the heart of downtown Knoxville and connected via a stunning beer garden. To our knowledge, this is the only place in the world where you can drink beer made-in-house, out of glasses made-in-house, and watch everything being produced!

PBGC originated in 2012 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.

We make all the glasses by hand at Matthew Cummings Studios in Knoxville, TN. We 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. After the glasses are finished hot, we take each glass to the coldshop where we engrave and/or grind the bottoms flat. Once finished, each glass gets inspected and then we package them in branded gift boxes. Despite the volume and breadth of distribution of these products, it is still a small scale operation with the help of a few friends, who quickly became family. I hope that you enjoy drinking out of these glasses as much as we have enjoyed making them for you.

Shop members

  • 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.

  • David Wiss

    Assistant Glassblower

    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.

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