Reporting by WVUA 23’s Grace Campbell

Some gentle giants were spotted in downtown Tuscaloosa Thursday afternoon.

The Budweiser Clydesdales came to Tuscaloosa to reward Adams Beverages for being one of the top Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in the country with a parade. Adams Beverages is a family-owned wholesaler in Tuscaloosa and employees said the business’s success is due to all of Tuscaloosa’s residents.

“I really have to say it goes back into the community,” Brittany Webb, Alabama’s marketing director for Adams Beverages said. “The people are really what helps us out – the bar owners, the restaurants – those are the guys that make us what we are.”

The Budweiser Clydesdales have represented Anheuser-Busch since 1933 and make hundreds of appearances annually. It was the first time the Clydesdales have visited Tuscaloosa since 2012. The parade brought out people from across the state to see them prance around downtown.

Parade spectators said they were excited to see the gentle giants and check another item off their bucket lists.

“It’s always been on my list to try and see the Clydesdales, and for whatever reason I haven’t seem to cross their paths, so I was really excited for them to come to Tuscaloosa,” Bob Blakeney, a parade spectator, said.

The Clydesdales will be at the Walmart Supercenter in Northport on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. until noon.

Adams Beverages Inc. has been hosting the Budweiser Clydesdales this week as part of a reward for their years of business. But after a week of horsin’ around, on Sept. 27, this partnership gave back to the men and women who serve and protect us here at home.

Lunch was provided by Adams Beverages to all local law enforcement officials in memory of Tuscaloosa Police Department Officer Dornell Cousette, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

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