Pretentious Beer Company Now Has Its Own . . .

Mmm, what would it be that a beer company might want of its very own? As it turns out, owner Matthew Cummings laid it out for me the first time we talked: First there was glass art, then there were beer glasses, a glass blowing studio was followed by a bar and the bar would […]

Pretentious Glass Company Shatters Sales Records

It was three years ago this month that Matthew Cummings brought his Pretentious Glass Company to the Old City at 133 South Central Street. He moved the business here from Louisville, Kentucky, and the glass studio – both a production studio as well as an exhibition space for the glass – has been a success […]

Pretentious Beer Company Opens this Weekend

It’s been a long time coming. Almost two years ago, Matthew Cummings detailed his ambitious plans for his Pretentious empire: First, he’d build a studio for his glass production. Ten months later, he accomplished that goal when Matthew Cummings Studio opened in September of 2015. His second step would be to open a craft beer […]

Matthew Cummings Studio Opens in the Old City: Fine Art Glass Made While You Watch

As you enter Matthew Cummings’ rustic studio space at 133 S. Central in the Old City, your senses will come alive with the visual beauty of the multi-colored and sometimes strangely shaped glass sculptures. The sound of the furnace burning in background indicates the source of the heat you feel. The rough walls and smooth […]

Pretentious Glass Company: New Brewery and Glass Blowing Studio For the Old City

We’ve seen some interesting combination businesses arriving downtown recently: East Coast Fashion/West Coast Fashion, Beer and Coffee. We’ve long had Coffee and Chocolate, which is a pretty good combination. This one takes the combination idea to an unexpected level: A Brewery and Glass Blowing Business making fine art and beer glasses while you watch. Of […]