Budweiser replacing Clydesdales sign on St. Louis brewery

ST. LOUIS — The mural showing Clydesdales pulling a vintage beer truck that has loomed over Interstate 55 for decades is coming down.

And then things go up again. Or rather, a snazzy new version of the shield replaces it. The new mural is similar to the old one, only with sharp, bright colors, refreshing hues that have faded over time.

The sign has adorned the western facade of the Anheuser-Busch brewery since 1968. It shows eight galloping Clydesdale horses pulling a red beer wagon piled high with wooden crates full of beer. The sign is 90 feet long and 12 feet tall at its highest point. When first installed, the brewery cheekily said the lead horse was “120 hands up”.

Workers began dismantling the old sign Monday. The new one should be up by the end of the week if the weather cooperates.

St. Louis artist Phil Jarvis created the new mural. The sign will be installed to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

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