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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 Kolsch has a malty finish with mild hop bite.
    5% ABV 22 IBU

  • :: Pinhead Pilsener ::

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

  • :: Summer Night Ale ::

    Schenectady's own Mad Jack Brewery and Wolf Hollow Brewery teamed up to brew a light and summery Belgian Pale Ale. The tropical and citrus notes of the Calypso and Cascade hops are complemented by the light spiciness of the Belgian yeast. A refreshing brew, perfect for a Schenectady Summer Night.
    4.3% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Billy's Berries ::

    A combination of our latest popular Specialty Saison brewed with the refreshing taste of sweet raspberries and blueberries. Perfect for summer afternoons on the patio.
    5.3% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Electric Hefe ::

    A classic unfiltered German wheat beer. Clove, banana and bubble gum accompany the malty finish of this house favorite.
    5% ABV 17 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

  • :: A.L.S. Red IPA ::

    This malty Red IPA is brewed with a select blend of experimental hops, hand selected for Ales for ALS. We added generous amounts of caramel and Munich malt to compliment the sweet, candy-like flavors of this years hop blend. $1 from each pint goes back towards research on ALS.
    6.6% ABV 45 IBU

  • :: Lights Out Double IPA ::

    Who loves old school American hops? We brewed over 2lbs. of Chinook and 1lb. of Centennial per barrel to ensure that Hopheads will love the piney notes in our biggest, hoppiest IPA yet.
    9.1% ABV 100 IBU

  • :: Union Street Irish Red ::

    Brewed with three varieties of caramel malt, a touch of chocolate malt and all English hops, this ale delivers a malty backbone with a touch of caramel sweetness.
    5.2% ABV 20 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

  • :: Nine Pin Cider ::

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