April 7, 1933 - 83 years-ago, the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales made their debut, delivering Budweiser to FDR in the White House, at the end of Prohibition.
After an absence of legal beer for almost 14 years, crowds began gathering at mid-afternoon the previous day near the loading docks and shipping yards of Anheuser-Busch. By 9 PM, the crowd of thousands were so close, police had to be called in to keep the area clear for trucks. At midnight, over a nationwide radio hook-up,
Ever wonder where the name Anheuser-Busch came from? 1861 Adolphus Busch, a former brewery supply salesman, married Lilly Anheuser, daughter of Eberhard Anheuser. Anheuser owned the Bavarian Brewery. After the Civil War, Adolphus went to work for his father in law, and soon attained controlling interest in the brewery. He introduced the Budweiser brand in 1876. When Eberhard died in 1880, Busch renamed the firm the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. #AnheuserBusch #BavarianB