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Budweiser Clydesdales visit B’ville in rare appearance

Budweiser Clydesdales in front of the Budweiser Amphitheatre on Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville on July 13. The team is led by Clydesdales Dillon and Mitch followed by Drew and Cas, Chico and Diamond and Jack and Greg. The two drivers are Dick Rosen and Eric Soto with Brewer the Dalmatian riding on the wagon.

Budweiser Clydesdales in front of the Budweiser Amphitheatre on Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville on July 13. The team is led by Clydesdales Dillon and Mitch followed by Drew and Cas, Chico and Diamond and Jack and Greg. The two drivers are Dick Rosen and Eric Soto with Brewer the Dalmatian riding on the wagon. Scott Thomas Photography

— McCormick said the silver keg sitting at the top of the wagon pulled by the hitch was first delivered in 1983 to the village mayor to commemorate the brewery opening.

“It’s an honor and an opportunity to celebrate the relationship we have with the brewery,” Saraceni said.

The Clydesdale event came about in just a few short weeks. Saraceni said to welcome the iconic symbol of Budweiser to the village was an amazing opportunity.

“I think it’s fitting we meet here today,” Saraceni said in regard to the presentation being made at the Budweiser Amphitheater.

With one final beer delivery at Lock 24 restaurant, the event came to a close at about 7 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser Clydesdales make hundreds of appearances each year. The Clydesdales are an American icon and one of the world's most recognized corporate symbols.

To qualify for a hitch, a Clydesdale must be a gelding at least 4 years of age, stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a bay coat, a blaze of white on the face, four white legs and a black mane and tail.

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