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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 -  The Lager House, Latham NY - Power's Pub, Clifton Park NY - 20 North Broadway, Schenectady NY - Johnny's, Schenectady NY - Merkins, Ballston Lake, NY - Ryan's Wake, Troy NY - Centre Street Pub, Schenectady NY

What's On Tap

  • :: Brodey'O Blonde ::

    Our lightest offering. This ale has a slightly fruity character.
    4.5% ABV 14 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

  • :: 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

  • :: Van Dubbel ::

    Deep Our unique interpretation uses a small amount of botanicals to add a sweet floral flavor and aroma to this classic style. Reddish brown in color and unfiltered.
    7.8% ABV 27 IBU

  • :: Sebastians’s Bock ::

    Deep reddish brown in color. The aroma is rich with malt and dried fruit tones. Full bodied with sweet dark crystal and chocolate malt.
    6.4% ABV 23 IBU

  • :: Bonnie Brown ::

    Copious amounts of American hops were added. Malt flavors are quickly superseded by hop flavor and aroma.
    6.6% ABV 27 IBU

  • :: Barrel Aged Tubs’s Stout ::

    Originally brewed in February, this beer has spent the last three months aging in fresh oak Jack Daniel's barrels giving this beer added complexity. This beer is loaded with roasted malt, oak, and of course , Old number 7. Warm and alcoholic.
    5.6% ABV 33 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