The Budweiser Clydesdales have finalized the schedule for the horse team’s Dayton visit on Wednesday afternoon, March 28, when the hitch team will make “special deliveries” to four bars and restaurants and one store on the Brown Street strip adjacent to the University of Dayton.
In addition to The Pine Club — where the Anheuser-Busch promotional team will re-create a photo taken 70 years ago in the same spot — the Clydesdales team will visit Buffalo Wild Wings, Milano’s Pizza & Subs, Timothy’s and a Sunoco convenience store and gas station, all located in a two-block stretch in the 1800-1900 blocks of Brown Street.
Vail Miller Jr., CEO of Heidelberg Distributing Co., will be riding the hitch and delivering a case of Budweiser to each account, Laura Elking, Anheuser-Busch marketing and media manager at Heidelberg, told this news outlet today, March 23. Moraine-based Heidelberg is the distributor for Budweiser and other Anheuser-Busch beers in the Dayton area.
The best place for members of the public to see and photograph the Budweiser Clydesdales team will be at the Sunoco gas station and convenience store at 1927 Brown St. between approximately 2:20 p.m. and 3 p.m., Elking said. Delivery will then be made to the four other restaurant/pub accounts before the team will return to its staging area in a parking lot near the Marriott University of Dayton hotel on South Patterson Boulevard.
The visit is weather-dependent — the horse team cannot travel in inclement weather, the Heidelberg spokeswoman said.
The Budweiser Clydesdales’ “Hitch Schedule” calls for the horse team to come to Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 27, in conjunction with the opening of the Major League baseball season. It will be in southwest Ohio through April 3. The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first appearance on April 7, 1933. They were a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition.