Brewer Ron Raike of Cask & Larder - Biography

Winter Park, FL

July 2013

Ron Raike brings more than 20 years of beer-making experience to Cask & Larder, the second progressive Southern restaurant from husband and wife chef duo James and Julie Petrakis. Raike first began brewing beer while studying for his master’s degree in computer engineering at the University of Central Florida and is now one of the few Certified Cicerone’s in Florida. He was Brewmaster at Shipyard Brewing Company for more than a decade and has continued to teach graduate students at UCF’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management about the fine art of Belgian-style ales and sours. Raike won a “Best of Show” at the 2012 Best Florida Beer Championship. Prior to assuming his position at Cask & Larder, Raike went on an extensive and mind-opening research tour of Belgium.