TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The makers of Budweiser are so happy about Kansas' new liquor laws they are sending their famous Clydesdales to the Statehouse for a symbolic delivery.
Anheuser-Busch says the trip recalls the horses trip to Washington, D.C., in 1933 when they marked the end of Prohibition with a delivery to President Franklin Roosevelt.
The long-time, popular symbols for Budweiser are expected to arrive at the Capitol around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Anheuser-Busch's regional Vice-President of Sales Simon Wuestenberg, Sr. Sales Director Sean Maher, and Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman (R-Olathe) will be on hand for their arrival. In addition to the visit, brewery officials will present a plaque with a Clydesdale horseshoe to Speaker Ryckman.
At the beginning of April, Kansas' liquor laws changed to allow grocery stores and convenience stores to sell beer with an alcohol content higher than the previous cap of 3.2%. They can now sell beer with an alcohol content as high as 6%.