Friday, August 29, 2014
Budweiser Clydesdales Arrive In West Chester
The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. August A. Busch, Jr. presented the hitch as a gift to his father, August Anheuser Busch, Sr., who was guided outside the brewery by the ruse of being told his son had purchased him a new car, but instead was greeted by the horses, pulling a red, white and gold beer wagon. The hitch proceeded to carry the first case of post-Prohibition beer from the St. Louis brewery in a special journey down Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis.
Tonight, just a short while ago, the Budweiser Clydesdales came to West Chester, Pennsylvania. A big crowd turned out for these majestic equines as they delivered commemorative cases of beer to select, certified downtown pubs and restaurants.