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Mad Jack Brewing Co.

The Van Dyck Lounge is proud to announce the recreation of the historic brewery that was once the center of Schenectady. Named after John (Jack) McDonald, Mad Jack Brewing Company is a collection of unique beers that each have their own personality and flavor. The same McDonald family that has brought you other unique establishments in the area, Pinhead Susan's, The Van Dyck Lounge and The Stockade Inn, welcomes you to stop by and have a taste for yourself!

Available at:

That's right, Mad Jack can be found at other establishments around the Capital Region!
Our list is always growing, so check back here for the latest hot spots pouring Mad Jack.

The Stockade Inn, Schenectady NYPinhead Susan's, Schenectady NY - DeAngelos' Ristorante, Rotterdam NY -   - - 20 North Broadway, Schenectady NY - Johnny's, Schenectady NY - Merkins, Ballston Lake, NY -  - Centre Street Pub, Schenectady NY

What's On Tap

  • :: Pinhead Pilsener ::

    A light and refreshing, AWARD WINNING, German lager brewed with 100% German pilsner malt and hops.
    5% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Electric Hefeweizen ::

    Golden and bright, our unfiltered wheat beer pours hazy, with notes of banana and clove. Brewed with the finest German Pilsner and Wheat malts.
    5.2% ABV 15 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Lager ::

    Our crisp and malty house lager. Rich in Vienna, Munich, and Biscuity Pilsner malts. Go Dutchmen!
    5.3% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Union Jacked Up Bitter::

    A staple of British pubs in the 19th century, the English Premium Bitter is known for its immense drinkability, focusing on the malt first, with an appropriate bitterness to compliment. We crafted ours with Maris Otter Pale Pearl malt and UK Challenger hops to keep the brew true to style.
    4.5% ABV 35 IBU

  • :: Rivers Rye APA ::

    Feeling Lucky? Take a chance on our unique American Pale Ale. Rye malt adds color and character while El Dorado hops bring a complimentary fruitiness reminiscent of pear and stone fruit. All in!
    5.9% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Fresh Powder Hoppy Wheat ::

    Hopped heavily with Simcoe and Lepulin powder, Amarillo and Lemon Drop hops. This slightly hazy brew was made with white wheat malt and flaked oats, making it easy to sip on a snowy day!
    6.5% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Fightin' Irwin IPA ::

    2-Row and crystal malts lead way to an IPA dominated by American hops. Brewed and dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, El Dorado, and Citra hops for a tropical, citrus-like flavor.
    6.8% ABV 52 IBU

  • :: BIG SHOW Brown Ale ::

    Don’t let its appearance fool you, our new Brown Ale was brewed to be full flavored yet incredibly light bodied. Malt forward, with a touch of English pale, roast, chocolate and oat malt.
    4.9% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Mont Pleasant Porter ::

    A house favorite, this porter is deep and complex with generous portions of Brown, Munich, and Vienna Malts. Smooth, slightly sweet and full bodied with intense coffee and chocolate aromas and flavors. Also a BRONZE medal winner at 2017 NY TAP!
    6.3% ABV 35 IBU

  • :: Nine Pin Cider ::

    Hard cider locally made in Albany, NY. 12oz cans only (not available for samplers)
    6.7% ABV Gluten Free!