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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

  • :: Raspb-Erie Blvd. Sour ::

    Brimming with the vibrant color, flavor, and tartness of fresh raspberries, this light and refreshing ale is the best way to enjoy the fruits of summer.
    4.6% ABV 0 IBU

  • :: Upstate Harvest Ale::

    A bright and flavorful autumn ale, brewed with ingredients from upstate NY! We started with pumpkins and butternut squash from Mabee Historic Farm in Scotia, roasted and caramelized with honey from Double A's Bee farm in Round Lake, and added all of that to our mash of NY Empire Malt. We finished the beer off with "Brewers Gold" hops from Indian Ladder Farms. Cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass upon request!
    5.4% ABV 15 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

  • :: Ales for A.L.S. Pale Ale ::

    Brewed for the A.L.S. charity, we've crafted a light, easy drinking pale ale that focuses on the unique, experimental hop blend they've provided. It packs a punch with tropical aromas and flavors, and $1 of every pint sold is donated back to the A.L.S. foundation to benefit research. Cheers to a great cause!
    5.6% ABV 31 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Lager ::

    Our crisp and malty house lager. Rich in Vienna, Munich, and Biscuity Pilsner malts. Go Dutchmen!
    5.3% ABV 25 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

  • :: "Lights Out" D.I.P.A. ::

    This years version of our "Lights Out" Double IPA was brewed to be the most flavorful and hop forward beer we've yet produced. We dry hopped with over 1.5 lbs per barrel of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo to maximize the delicate flavors and aromas of these delicious hops. The light malt character gives way to an explosion of fruit, citrus and pine hop aroma. The taste is equally punchy with a soft bitterness, strong grapefruit notes and lasting hoppy finish.
    8.3% ABV 46 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!