A lot of MG owners know about the old MG factory runabout with a speckled paint job. Most of you know that a special beer was created in Abingdon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of building MG cars in that same village. For those of you who don't know the story, here's a snippet from the Old Speckled Hen web site:
"Old Speckled Hen" was first brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Named after an old MG car which was used as the factory run around, they would park the old MG Featherweight Fabric Saloon outside the paint shop where it would normally get spattered in paint and so it became known as the ‘Owld Speckl’d Un’. This turned into "Old Speckled Hen" when the beer was unveiled.
Since then the finely balanced beer with a distinctive rich malty taste and fruity aroma has attracted many fans, including the fox, who is always on the hunt for his Hen.Old Speckled Hen is now being stocked at the World Market store at the Eastern Shore Center in Spanish Fort. They have a pretty nice selection of beers from around the world and you can even mix a six pack to try new brews.