Budweiser Clydesdales To Deliver Beer To One Lucky Tampa Consumer On Gasparilla Eve!

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Budweiser Clydesdales To Deliver Beer To One Lucky Tampa Consumer On Gasparilla Eve!

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the Bay area, January
23 -27, including one at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest.

Additionally, the Clydesdales will also deliver beer to a lucky consumer’s home on Gasparilla Eve. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon and will be part of the traditional Gasparilla Parade of Pirates in Tampa, on Saturday, January 27, from 2-5 pm. Tampa Bay consumers will have the chance to view the Clydesdales wagon ride down historic Bayshore Blvd., amidst colorful costumes and festive music.

On Gasparilla Eve, Friday, January 26, at 3 pm, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will crash a house party and deliver cases of Budweiser. Consumers are invited to watch the beer delivery in person, which will take place at 2323 W North B St. in Tampa.

Other stops by the Clydesdales include;
– Tuesday, January 23, from 3-5 pm, at Total Wine at 1720 N Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa
– Wednesday, January 24, from 1-4 pm, at Walmart at 10327 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview
– Thursday, January 25, from 2-6 pm, at Circle K at 17565 FL-54 in Lutz

“The Clydesdales’ appearance in Tampa is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. We are honored to have the Clydesdales in Tampa to celebrate the capture of the City of Tampa”, said Bill Gieseking, Director of Marketing at Pepin Distributing Company.

Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show. Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18
hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.

A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day. Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.

3 Comments »

  1. Briar Lee Mitchell, EdD January 23, 2018 at 11:52 am -

    Please BOYCOTT this event. Budweiser mutilates these beautiful horses so they look like their counterparts from over 100 years ago. Then, their tails were removed for fear they would tangle in the harness, however, that is not true. When babies, they amputate the majority of their tails by putting a constricting band on it, until it looses circulation and dies. The tail is gone…it will never grow back, and the horse is never able to sweep away biting insects. Imagine you are covered in mosquitos or wasps, but, cannot get them off because you no longer have the use of your arms. Some of these horses are also left with a lifetime of chronic pain because the nevers are damaged as well. As long as you go to these events, Budweiser will happily continue to mutilate their horses. http://www.bantaildocking.com

  2. Darlene Cook January 24, 2018 at 2:32 pm -

    Are you going to be at the Florida State Fair this year?

  3. mag813 January 25, 2018 at 10:07 am -

    Yes we will be attending!

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