Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery

Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery: Our Story

Nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky, you’ll find Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, where handcrafted beverages are a toast to the proud spirit of the mountains and the passionate people who shape the region.

Stories that move mountains live here, including the legendary Hatfields and McCoys feud, the dawn of Bluegrass music and starry nights spent making moonshine along the Tug Fork stream. Dueling Barrels invites you to explore this rich history and culture through the lens of brewing and distilling.

Founders Pearse and Deirdre Lyons feel a special kinship with the mountains, craftsmanship and hardworking people of Appalachia. After immigrating to Kentucky from Ireland, they developed an affinity for the region because of the many ways it reminds them of home.

What Dueling Barrels Offers
Heritage and hospitality await both the distilling aficionado and the bold adventurer at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery.

  • Tour Eastern Kentucky’s first joint brewery and distillery, producing Pikeville’s own bourbon, beer and moonshine.
  • Explore Appalachia’s dynamic history, including the legendary Hatfields and McCoys feud and the dawn of Bluegrass music.
  • Sample moonshine made from a copper pot still like those used by bootleggers during moonlit nights along the Tug Fork stream.
  • Sip a pint in the taproom.
  • Shop the country store.

Tour Schedule

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Tours cost $12 per person and guests over the age of 21 will receive four tasting tokens to use in both the brewery and/or distillery. Click here to book a Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery tour.

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Where to Find Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery


745 Hambley Blvd
Pikeville, KY
Phone: (606) 766-3835
Email: duelingbarrels@alltech.com