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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

  • :: SCCC Pale Ale ::

    The Students from the Introductions to Craft Brewing course at SCCC teamed up with our own Mad Jack Brewers to create this bright and vibrant Pale Ale! Citra and Cascade hops form the backbone of this highly drinkable ale.
    5.9% ABV 37 IBU

  • :: Washed Out Belgian White::

    A juicy, hazy, wheat beer lightly spiced with coriander, orange, lemon and a touch of grapefruit peel.
    5.6% ABV 15 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Ale ::

    A new take on our Dutchmen Lager. We kept all the Munich and Vienna malts that drive this malty brew but we fermented it with our house ale yeast.
    5.3% ABV 28 IBU

  • :: Irish Red ::

    Our take on the Traditional Irish Red style. We brew this Deep Auburn Red with premium U.K. Pale Malt and accentuate it with Roasted Barley. This will be sure to make you feel Irish for the Day. Sláinte!
    4.7% ABV 15 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

  • :: 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

  • :: Dunkel-Weizenbock ::

    Generous amounts of Wheat and Dark Munich malts with Chocolate undertones highlight our take on a traditional German Style Beer. The Rich Dark Pour punctuated by the taste of sweet malt makes this beer a top choice for sipping on a cold winters eve.
    8.5% ABV 16 IBU

  • :: Stockade Stout ::

    A Classic American Stout, with the aromas and flavors of coffee and roasted barley. Mildly sweet and balanced with a generous amount of cascade hops.
    6.5% ABV 50 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!