Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Recorded in October 1966 by Columbia Records
Produced by Bob Johnston
Cover Photo by Bob Cato

Fun facts:

  • So what does the album’s title song even mean? Well, the song’s lyrics are about a man trying to attain his true love and the herbal references date back to Medieval times when each herb represented related virtues—parsley was comfort, sage was strength, rosemary was love, and thyme was courage.
  • Recording the album cost a whopping $30,000 (which was an unusually high cost) due to the duo taking 3 months in studio and 4 months in total to record the album.

Beer Pairing: Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. and Victory Brewing Company Collaboration, Saison Du BUFF

It only makes sense to pair the classic musical duo, Simon and Garfunkel, and their first masterpiece, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme with a collaboration of brewers. The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when three guys from each brewery formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) intended to highlight a shared passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement. The BUFF didn’t take off until 2010 when the breweries finally got together and brewed this saison first at Stone, which was then replicated it at Dogfish and Victory with each beer having different release dates.

This light, crisp beer has brilliant clarity (like the album!) and is golden in color (like Garfunkel’s hair?) and oh yeah, it’s made with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Duh!

Here Are Photos Of The Beer Paired with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

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