Darryl Richman, author of Bock (Brewers Publications, 1998), 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 brew 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.
Since passing the Beer Judge Certification Program exam in 1988, he has attained the National Judge level. He is active in helping others learn to judge, he proctors exams and gives preparatory classes.
His articles have also been published in the pages of Zymurgy, Beer and Brewing series books, Brewing Techniques and The Celebrator.