This week here in beautiful and balmy Big D we decided it was time for another in depth and hard hitting interview with one of our favorite beer drinking buddies, Frank Richard. You may know him as Big Cat or just Frank but to us here at tastedbeer.com he is known as Frank the Tank. Frank and tastedbeer.com go way back, back to the magical year of 2003. It was arguably the best year of the 2000’s, the year when a young Nemo was mysteriously abducted, the literary juggernaut "The Da Vinci Code" was released and everyone’s favorite neighbor Fred Rogers moved into the neighborhood of make believe in the sky.
Sunday August 8, 2010
Just outside the grounds of Harrison University
Fatcat: Wow Frank we haven’t seen you in like 8 years.
Rifle: I love you Frank.
Fatcat: OK let’s get right to it shall we?
Frank: Hold on Fatcat. Rifle, how come there’s no ice on my frosty mug of Narragansett?
Rifle: Sorry, sir.
Frank: Drop down and give me ten. Now! (Turns back to me smiling) Now where were we?
Fatcat: Still trying to get rolling here. How is that Narragansett?
Frank: It was a housewarming gift.
Rifle: We actually gave you the six pack for this interview.
Frank: This six pack right here?
Rifle: That exact six pack, see how it each beer is in its own tastedbeer.com cozy.
Frank: Damn it. I’m such an idiot.
Fatcat: Anyway, what did you think?
Frank: Yeah, thanks. I took the beer and poured it in a mug to give the Narragansett a little more room to breath. But it’s not exactly legal to drink in the street, so let’s keep it on the down low. I’m liking the classic American Larger taste and it’s as reliable as my boy Blue. It’s also crisp and refreshing, great when referring an out of control jello wrestling match.
Fatcat: Our readers want to know what your thoughts are on the Global Conglomerate Mega Beer Companies trying to tell you what to drink and for that matter what to think.
Frank: Well I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean suddenly you’re an adult, and you’re supposed to be this entirely different person. I don’t feel different. I mean take yesterday as an example. I was out at the 88’s for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a waitress taking a drink order. I found myself wondering what type of beer she drinks. Odds are it’s your basic domestic beer, but then I think well maybe it’s one of those sexy European imports or maybe some really cool microbrew that I don’t even know about.
Fatcat: So what your saying is don’t settle?
Rifle: Well Fatcat what I think Frank is saying is...
Frank: Uhh actually I’d like to jump in and take this one Rifle, if you don’t mind.
Rifle: Have at it, Tank.
Frank: Recent research has shown empirical evidence for globalization of corporate beer innovation is very limited and as a corollary the market for overproduced Global Conglomerate Mega beer is shrinking. As the world leader, it’s important for Tastedbeer.com to provide systematic microbrew research for our fellow drinkers. I believe strongly there will always be a need for us to have a well rounded beer of choice policy with emphasis on microbrew resource development. Thank You.
Frank: What happened I blacked out?
Fatcat and Rifle: That was great!
Frank: That’s how you do it. That’s how you blog.
Fatcat: Did you know that Narragansett beer is the official beer of the clam?
Frank: Well, I didn’t know that, because you didn’t tell me. Now I look like a jackass.
Rifle: It’s alright Tank. Can you hook us up with a new quote for the tastedbeer.com facebook page?
Frank: OK how about this. This is Frank the Tank for tastedbeer.com saying "I like tastedbeer.com"
Fatcat: Wow that’s it. That’s the best you could do?
Frank: I’m sorry, I’m such an idiot.
Fatcat: Don’t say sorry to me Frank. Say it to Rifle.
Frank: Sorry Rifle.
Company: Narragansett Brewing CO
Birth Place: Narragansett, RI 120 years!!! Availability: Year Round
How Many We Drank: 6 Clam Cans
Beer Activity Pairing: Drinking with your favorite fictional movie character