ST. LOUIS – When I think of Cardinals Opening Day in St. Louis, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Budweiser Clydesdales.

It’s a St. Louis tradition for the Clydesdales to take a lap around to warning track at Busch Stadium before the game. It symbolizes the start of the season and that the Cardinals are officially back in town.

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What some people don’t know is the Budweiser Clydesdales deliver beer to area bars and restaurants before making their grand entrance at Busch. The rain put a damper on last year’s delivery, but this year I was lucky enough to be able to jump on the hitch and take a ride while they made their deliveries. (Click here to see photos from 2015)

You can watch the full 20 minute video in the player above, or the 5 minute time-lapse video at the bottom of this story.  

Delivering beer with the Budweiser Clydesdales on Opening Day… you can’t get more St. Louis than that! 

A VIEW FROM THE TOP: The Budweiser Clydesdale hitch

Time-lapse: Take a ride with the Budweiser Clydesdales