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!
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 NY - Pinhead Susan's, Schenectady NY - DeAngelos' Ristorante, Rotterdam NY - The Lager House, Latham NY - Power's Pub, Clifton Park NY - 20 North Broadway, Schenectady NY - Johnny's, Schenectady NY - Merkins, Ballston Lake, NY
What's On Tap
:: Brodey'O Blonde ::
Our lightest offering. This ale has a slightly fruity character.
4.5% ABV 14 IBU
:: Apple Jack Lager ::
We started by brewing a German style Helles. During fermentation we added 100 gallons of fresh apple cider. The result is a light golden colored beer with an aroma of malt, hops, and green apple. Very light in body with an assertive tart flavor.
4.7%IBU 12 IBU
:: Golden Faro ::
Derived from the Lambic brew styles, this light Belgian brew starts tart, but finishes with sweet and smooth flavors. The citrus notes and easy drinkability have us thinking about warm weather!
4.2% ABV 24 IBU
:: 2025 Hefeweizen ::
This unfiltered German style wheat beer uses 50% barley malt and 50% wheat malt. The yeast produces flavors and aroma of bananas and spicy cloves.
4.9% ABV 14 IBU
:: Dutchmen Lager ::
A soft toffee flavor is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Mild and easy drinking.
4.7% ABV 26 IBU
:: Pinhead Pale Ale ::
A medium bodied Pale Ale with an American hop aroma. Caramel flavors dominate, followed by hop bitterness.
5.1%ABV 30 IBU
:: Fightin' Irwin IPA ::
This copper colored ales aroma is dominated by citrusy American hops. The flavor begins with caramel and hop flavors that give way to a potent lingering bitterness
6.2% ABV 52 IBU
:: Mad Jack Frost ::
Rich, reddish brown colored ale brewed using chocolate and dark crystal malts which lend a roasted flavor and complimented by restrained additions of honey, ginger and cinnamon.
7.1% ABV 25 IBU
:: Barley Wine ::
Brownish-orange in color, the aroma is rich with cherry and other dark fruity notes. The flavor begins big and sweet. Bitterness and alcohol gradually work their way in the flavor profile.
8.3% ABV 57 IBU
:: Tub's Stout ::
Sweeter and more full bodied than a Guinness, the aroma is full of roasted malt with hints of alcohol. Hints of cocoa in the flavor.
5.6% ABV 33 IBU