Birst introduced in 1876, Budweiser beer has become more than just the name behind a crisp pale lager.
In addition to being one of the highest selling beers in the U.S., the Budweiser brand has become synonymous with the great ideals of strength, home, and country.
Each year, Budweiser debuts a new commercial to air during the Super Bowl. Often, these football commericals feature the company’s symbolic Clydesdales, the horses used in many of its promotions and on tours around the country.
Earlier this week, just before dawn on Tuesday, Warm Springs Ranch, home to all 160 Budweiser Clydesdales, welcomed its newest, tiniest member: adorable little Mac, the brand-new baby foal.
Mac has already garnered thousands of fans on social media, and has their support to appear in this year’s Super Bowl commercial.
Scroll down to see the newest photos of this brand-new baby horse, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Warm Springs Ranch, located in Boonville, MO, is home to the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Anheuser-Busch, the brewing company behind Budweiser, first began its tradition of featuring Clydesdales in their campaigns in 1933.
August A. Busch Jr. and Adolphus Busch, cofounders of the company, first presented the horses to their father to celebrate the end of Prohibition.
Since then, the horses have been prominently featured in beer ads and in heartwarming Super Bowl commercials.
The Clydesdales are headquartered in St. Louis, MO, but frequently travel around the U.S. in different “teams” during promotional tours.
Three days ago, Warm Springs Ranch welcomed its newest family member: Mac, the adorable new foal.
“Mac’s name is a nod to the iconic legacy of the Budweiser Clydesdales, the most macro of all icons, representing Budweiser’s quality for more than 80 years,” Anheuser-Busch said in a statement.
Little Mac has already drawn the attention of more than 50,000 fans on social media.
“Oh, he’s a dandy! Definitely a Budweiser beauty! Will definitely be journeying [to the ranch] in warmer weather to meet him,” one commenter said on Facebook.
Mac will join more than 160 horses on the ranch, which gives out both group and VIP tours on its sprawling 25,000-square-foot property.
Today, hitches, or teams, of Clydesdales are on the road for at least 10 months each year.
Starting out from St. Louis, MO, Merrimack, NH, and Fort Collins, CO, teams of 10 tour the country with professional handlers.
To qualify for Budweiser, all Clydesdales must have an even temperament, and a strong, draft horse appearance.
They must be at least four years old, stand at least 18 hands (72 inches) when fully mature, and have a thick reddish-brown coat, a black mane, white stocking feet, and a white blaze on the face.
Many fans are already hoping that little Mac will be featured in this year’s Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. We are sure he is destined for great success!
Click here to visit Warm Springs Ranch’s official site and keep track of all the new foals of 2016.
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