A ceremony was held in Pikeville on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, to celebrate the opening of Alltech’s new Dueling Barrels Brewery and Distillery. The $15 million operation creates 13 full-time jobs. The project included the construction of a nearly 30,000-square-foot facility, along with the purchase and installation of equipment, such as 19 fermenters and three copper pot stills. The 13 jobs created as part of the project include “storytellers” and managers overseeing the brewery and distillery, visitor center and overall operations. Dueling Barrels was initiated by late Alltech Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons to promote tourism in Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech president and Pearse’s son, said his father hoped establishing the brewery and distillery in the region would create jobs, elevate tourism and attract other business leaders to the invest in the area.