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The Budweiser Clydesdales are the beverage industry's most recognizable mascots, and you can meet these famous horses by visiting the Anheuser-Busch Brewery right here in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
In 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. gave a hitch of Clydesdales to his father in celebration of the resumption of brewing in St. Louis following the repeal of Prohibition. Clydesdales--a powerful breed of draft horses--originated in the Clyde valley of Scotland, and they are known for the distinctive, feathery hair on their fetlocks--the lower parts of their legs above and behind the hooves.
These high stepping horses make hundreds of public appearances every year, in addition to appearing in television commercials and other Budweiser Beer advertising.
The hitch of Clydesdales here in New Hampshire are just one of several owned by Budweiser, which offers free tours of it's brewery located at 221 Daniel Webster Highway, just off Route 3 at Exit 10.
Visitors are welcome to visit the Clydesdales at their picturesque stables on the property. You can usually find 8-10 Clydesdales at their stables which are open to the public free of charge all year around.
The first Saturday of every month is Clydesdale Camera Day, when visitors have the opportunity to get up close and take plenty of pictures.