Darryl Richman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from California State University at Northridge, and is employed as a computer programmer.
Long a fan of exotic beers from all over the world, his interest in brewing began with an extract-and-grain adjunct batch of beer he helped to brew with his brother- and sister-in-law in 1985. After joining the Maltose Flacons and brewing with extracts, he progressed to yeast cultures and then on to all-grain.
His second batch took a first-place award at a local competition. He has won first-place awards at many regional and national competitions. Since passing the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) exam in 1988, he has attained the National Judge level Active in helping others learn to judge, he proctors exams and gives preparatory classes.
He wrote for, and eventually became editor of, Brews & News, the Maltose Falcons’ monthly newsletter. His articles have also been published in the pages of Zymurgy, Beer and Brewing series books, Brewing Techniques and The Celebrator.
He has developed a number of computer-based brewing aids, and is currently president of The Craft Fox, which develops and sells The Brewer’s Planner, a recipe formulation and batch logging tool.
Besides beer and companionship, Darryl enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing racquetball, hiking, and computer hacking.