Budweiser’s Clydesdales mark the end of Utah’s 3.2% beer with a funeral procession

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Budweiser’s iconic Clydesdales make a special trip to Utah to celebrate the changing beer laws in the state, joined by a “ghoulish group of pallbearers,” on Wed. Oct. 30, 2019, for a funeral procession for Utah’s last remaining 3.2 percent beer, on their way to Bar X, Beer Bar and Johnny’s on 200 South in Salt Lake City, as the state prepares to start selling 5 percent alcohol-by-volume in grocery and convenience stores starting Friday.

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales — and a ghoulish group of pallbearers — held a funeral Wednesday evening to ceremoniously bid goodbye to Utah’s last remaining 3.2% beer (4% alcohol by volume).

The procession started outside the Vivint Smart Home Arena — where the Utah Jazz were playing the Los Angeles Clippers — and traveled to Bar X, Beer Bar and Johnny’s on 200 South.

On Friday, a new law takes effect that allows higher-alcohol beer (5% ABV) to be sold in Utah grocery and convenience stores and on tap at restaurants and bars. Under the new law, Beehive State consumers will be able to enjoy the same Budweiser recipe that is sold in the rest of the U.S.