Ron Raike Is leaving Cask & Larder

Cask & Larder announced today that Ron Raike will be leaving them. Does anyone know what his “independent craft beer endeavor” is?This went out to their mailing list.:Cask & Larder is excited to announce Florida micro-brewing pioneers, Scott and Bill Morton, brothers from St. Augustine, will maintain the brewing efforts at Cask & Larder, effective immediately. The Morton brothers, longtime friends of Cask & Larder owners/chefs James and Julie Petrakis, will oversee The Brewery during the transition until a new permanent brewmaster has been determined.The Morton brothers bring one of the most impressive brewing resumes in Florida craft beer history to Cask & Larder. The tandem first gained notoriety when they opened the iconic Ragtime Tavern in Jacksonville’s Atlantic Beach neighborhood in 1983. After a prosperous first decade, they expanded Ragtime’s offerings by opening the city’s first microbrewery at the Tavern in 1994. A groundbreaking venture for the era, especially in a city housing one of Anheuser-Busch’s largest domestic breweries, they not only achieved success, their microbrewery spawned numerous acclaimed side projects, including another Jacksonville staple Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.Everyone at Cask & Larder would also like to extend their gratitude to our former brewmaster, Ron Raike, who is pursuing an independent craft beer endeavor.”

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