Beer Man

The five most memorable Budweiser Clydesdale commercials; the horses are leaving Fort Collins

The Budweiser brewery in Fort Collins announced yesterday that it is moving its Clydesdale training program from the northern Colorado town to a farm in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where it will also start a hitch-driving school.

The famous horses -- which are a big part of Bud's Fort Collins brewery tour -- became one of the company's trademarks in 1933 when brothers August A. Busch Jr. and Adolphus Busch gave them to their father to celebrate the end of Prohibition. The Clydesdales now serve as a major marketing and advertising tool.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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