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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

  • :: Bellevue Blonde ::

    Named after Schenectady's beloved neighborhood, this light-bodied brew has a malty finish with a mild hop bite
    5.0% ABV 22 IBU

  • :: Coal Fire Pale ::

    A sessionable Pale Ale as sturdy and as dark as coal. Lots of Munich, Vienna and other character malts build a solid foundation for the generous hopping of Sorachi Ace, El Dorado, Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Nugget hops.
    4.5% ABV 30 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, and Citra hops. Look for a lemon, grapefruit, and tropical fruit flavor followed by a clean, lingering bitterness.
    6.7% ABV 52 IBU

  • :: 2nd Regiment DIPA ::

    Named in honor of the 2nd Regiment of the Albany County Militia, a Schenectady branch that saw action during the Battle of Saratoga, this Double IPA is loaded with hops. Pine, lemon, citrus and resinous notes dominate while a mildly sweet cracker malt helps provide balance.
    8% ABV 75 IBU

  • :: Clog Hop Rye.P.A ::

    A reference to the famous wooden shoes popularized by the Dutch, some of Schenectady County's earliest European inhabitants. Nearly 20% of the malt bill consists of rye which provides a delicate malt spice to the beer while heavy additions of El Dorado hops give way to tropical fruit flavors and aroma. Orange-red in color, this brew is slightly sweet with a creamy, full body.
    5.9% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Lager ::

    The lager of champions!! A soft toffee flavor is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Mild, easy drinking.
    5% ABV 26 IBU

  • :: Broadway Bock ::

    To be or not to be, Bock is the question. A strong German lager dating back hundreds of years. This brew was boiled for over 3 hours and then cold-aged for over a month, producing a smooth, slightly sweet brew dominated by malt character.
    7.3% ABV 45 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.
    6.3% ABV 35 IBU

  • :: Electric City Stout ::

    Thick and chewy stout brewed with heaps of flaked oatmeal and Grade-A molasses and then aged in a fair-trade Guatelmalan coffee from Electric City Roasters right here in Schenectady.
    7.1% ABV 55 IBU

  • :: Jack Frost ::

    Organic cocoa nibs and over 500 candy canes were used in the making of this oatmeal stout. Bitter chocolate and peppermint dominate the palate, while creamy oatmeal helps round everything together. A Christmas Story Ale!
    6% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Nine Pin Cider ::

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