How did Old Speckled Hen beer get its name?

How did Old Speckled Hen beer get its name?

The name chosen was ‘Old Speckled Hen’, which took its name not from a bird, but a car: a paint-spattered MG Featherlight Saloon. Back in the day, this was the MG factory run-around, fondly referred to as the “Owld Speckl’d Un” due to its mottled appearance after several years parked under the paint shop.

Where is Speckled Hen beer brewed?

Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Old Speckled Hen was first brewed in 1979 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory there on 30 November 1979. Since 2000, when Greene King bought Morland and closed down the Abingdon brewery, it has been made in Greene King’s Bury St Edmunds brewery.

What does Old Speckled Hen beer taste like?

Old Speckled Hen” has a full, smooth flavour and is very easy to drink. Its rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty tastes. Toffee and malt combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a balanced sweetness.

Where is Abbot Ale brewed?

Bury St. Edmunds
In Bury St. Edmunds – the home of Abbot Ale – brewing can be traced back 1,000 years.

Do you chill Old Speckled Hen?

Matt Starbuck, managing director at Greene King Brewing & Brands, said: “Ninety percent of Old Speckled Hen is enjoyed cool and carbonated, either at home, in bottle or can format or as a keg beer in the pub. “We’ve introduced the new branding to reflect this giving it a fresher, cleaner and more contemporary look.

What happened to Ruddles Brewery?

Ruddles Brewery (G. Ruddle & Co) was a brewery in Rutland, England. The brand is now owned by Greene King who still brew beers under the Ruddles name in Suffolk, although the current recipes are not those used at the original brewery.

What kind of beer is London Pride?

London Pride is the flagship beer of Fuller’s Brewery. It is sold both cask-conditioned and bottled….London Pride (beer)

Type Beer
Introduced 1959
Alcohol by volume 4.1% (cask and keg) 4.7% (bottled)
Colour Deep golden amber
Flavour Malty sweet, with a clean bitterness. Toffee, biscuit notes with a zesty character.

What is the nicest pale ale?

Top Rated Beers: Pale Ale – English

Sorted by weighted rank (not shown). Avg
1 Landlord Timothy Taylor’s Brewery 4.09
2 Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 3.98
3 Cuppa Lamplighter Brewing Company 4.05
4 Bishop’s Farewell Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap 4.03

What kind of beer is Old Speckled Hen?

The brand has been expanded to include Old Crafty Hen, a 6.5% ABV ale, Old Golden Hen, a golden coloured 4.1% beer, and Old Hoppy Hen, a 4.2% ABV pale ale. Old Speckled Hen took its name from an MG car which was used as a runaround for workers in the MG factory.

When did Morland start making Old Speckled Hen?

Within a few years, Morland began to re-explore ale production, reviving Old Speckled Hen and launching the draught version in 1990 with considerable success, with Old Speckled Hen proving to be a beer that Morland could market outside their own estate.

Why is Old Speckled Hen so popular?

Notes: Old Speckled Hen is popular with ale drinkers up and down the country and renowned for its unique character and consistent quality. The great British ale was first brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

What is Greene King doing to promote Speckled Hen?

As part of this, Greene King, through the Speckled Hen brand, has embarked on a marketing campaign involving sponsorship of the Northamptonshire and Derbyshire County Cricket Clubs and, most notably, the digital television channel Dave.