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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

  • :: Broadway Light ::

    Clean, crisp, and refreshing, this American light lager is brewed with Superior Pilsner malt and Great Western flaked Maize.
    4.4% ABV 10 IBU

  • :: SCCC Bellevue Blonde Ale ::

    We're proud here at Mad Jack to partner once again with the SCCC brewing program to offer you yet another tasty creation! The current class brewed up a light blonde ale, with premium barley and wheat malts from Briess. Cheers to Bob, Justin, and Jeff for making a perfect summer beer!
    5.3% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Pinhead Pilsener ::

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

  • :: Becky's Brew Raspberry Wheat ::

    Created for Becky Daniels, the Director of Discover Schenectady, this fresh brew gets its vibrant color from over 80 lbs. of fresh raspberry puree added to the beer! 50 cents of every pint sold goes directly to Becky's charity; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter!
    4.8% 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

  • :: Mandarina Bavaria IPA ::

    A light bodied IPA brewed with German-grown Mandarina hops; famous for their tangerine and citrus flavor. We added a little extra sweet orange peel to really bring out the flavor. Prost!
    5.8% 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, El Dorado, and Citra hops for a tropical, citrus-like flavor.
    6.8% ABV 52 IBU

  • :: Schenectady Brewers Collaboration India Brown Ale ::

    Brewed with our friends at Great Flats and Wolf Hollow, this hearty brew has all the aroma of an IPA mixed with the sweetness and body of a Brown Ale. Brewed with Cascade and Brewers Gold hops.
    6.6% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Dry Irish Stout ::

    Light-bodies, and highly drinkable. This stout has a perfect mix of bitterness and roasty character, while maintaining a low ABV so you can have more than a few!
    4.0% ABV 36 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!