As part of their nationwide journey, the Budweiser Clydesdales are appearing at Buffalo community events to celebrate their 81st anniversary with Anheuser-Busch this year.
The photos seen here are images from Elmwood Avenue earlier today. The “gentle giants” have been making their way to places such as Children’s Hospital, retail strips (Elmwood), and will soon embark for Niagara Falls, the next leg of their journey.
The full hitch team represents Budweiser’s “heritage, tradition and commitment to quality” – the iconic brand is a favorite amongst fans of Super Bowl commercials. Today the mission was to deliver cases of beer to establishments along the Elmwood route.
To see the Clydesdales appear, as if out of the blue in Buffalo, has a lot of people talking about the spectacle as well as plenty of drivers rubbernecking to catch a glimpse of the team. Not to mention the dalmatian that sits atop the beer wagon in a regal pose.
This year marks the 81st anniversary of the formation of the Budweiser Clydesdales* – the team was first recognized when they made their infamous trip to the White House, carrying a case of Budweiser, in order to celebrate the repeal of prohibition.
Photos: Robert Nehin
Hitch Requirements: To qualify for one of the traveling hitches, a Budweiser Clydesdale must be a gelding at least four years of age, stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a bay coat, four white legs, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.