A few of us KegWorkers have been spending some quality time at newly established Rohall’s Corner, in the historic Black Rock section of Buffalo. This area of the city has seen some rough times over the years but, happily, with new restaurants, galleries and pubs opening seemingly overnight, things seem to be turning around quite a bit.
One of the beers that Rohall’s Corner offers – and it’s one that you won’t find many other places – seems perfectly fitting, seeing that the pub resides in an area that was established around 1820. This brew is none other than Utica Club, the first beer to be brewed once Prohibition was lifted. Amazingly, they don’t only offer Utica Club in cans, but on draft as well! The bar’s owner, Greg Rohall, personally drives to pick up kegs of the historic beer himself.
Greg Rohall’s love for iconic brews and his fantastic bar in general is easy to see. Besides the great service and warm, inviting decor, he’s dotted the entire bar with relics from the past, including "Schultz and Dooley," the talking beer steins that were Utica Club’s most recognized campaign icons, which appeared in ads from 1959-1964.
If you’re in the Buffalo area and looking for a bit of nostalgia and a pile of great people, be sure to pop by Rohall’s Corner. Come on a Thursday and you’ll likely find me there.