Matthew Cummings is #MadeForKnoxville.

At Pretentious Glass & Beer Co., Matthew and his team of creatives of every kind craft delicious beers and hand-blown glassware. But at the core, Pretentious is far more than just a business — it’s community focused and entirely collaborative. 

When you stop by Pretentious, you’re not just drinking any craft beer or sipping out of any old glass. Rather, you’re experiencing “handmade liquid art.” The passion for creativity, dedication to quality work and appreciation for the Knoxville maker community are all integral parts of the unique atmosphere Matthew has built at his Old City taproom. 

“I think one of the most beautiful things about the Knoxville creative community and maker community is the sense of collaboration and this almost blatant lack of competition that we feel. There’s so many people that work together. There’s so many different things that we do.”

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