Event sponsor: Budweiser
More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather - the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
- Our founder, Adolphus Busch, journeyed to America from Germany in 1857, determined to make his dreams come true.
- After fighting for the Union during the Civil War, Adolphus joined his father-in-law’s business, bringing big, ambitious ideas with him.
- In 1879, the company’s name was officially changed to Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. After Eberhard’s passing in 1880, Adolphus became president.
- Before Budweiser was introduced, many Americans were drinking heavy, dark ales. But St. Louis summers were hot – perfect for a palatable, crisp lager. Budweiser’s smoothness and drinkability was a success. Budweiser quickly became wildly popular not just in St. Louis, but in America.
- And we’ve stayed true to the recipe ever since.