This day in baseball: Rheingold Beer

The Brooklyn-based plant for Rheingold Beer was forced to close on January 5, 1974 due to heavy financial losses. As a result, the brewery was also forced to end its position as the primary radio-TV sponsor for the New York Mets. Rheingold as a whole shut down operations in 1976, when they found themselves unable to compete with the large national breweries.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Rheingold Beer”

  1. wkkortas says:

    Ah, memories… I remember the Rheingold commercials with Bob Murphy pouring out a glass (and they always seemed to be all foam). The Mets’ also had Schaefer as a sponsor, and they had great commercials (These are orange tickets!….Orange is RINGSIDE!!!”) Ah, youth.

    • Foamy beer, oh no! Those sound like good memories. I do get tired of seeing Budweiser and Busch (among others) all over the place. A lot of times, the smaller breweries make better beer.


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