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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

  • :: Struffolino Italian Lager ::

    This beers malt profile is based on the light refreshing lagers common to Northern Italy. We substituted the traditional Nobel hops for the distinctly American citrus hop. This hop adds an assertive mango, peach and citrus flavor and aroma.
    4.5% ABV 20 IBU

  • :: 4050 Hefeweizen ::

    A heartier version of our popular 2025. Golden-orange in color this unfiltered beer has a rich malt backbone which melds nicely with the banana and clove flavor typical of this yeast
    6.2 % ABV 24 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

  • :: Dutchmen Lager ::

    The lager of champions!! A soft toffee flavor is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Mild, easy drinking.
    4.7% ABV 26 IBU

  • :: McToberfest ::

    Traditional fall spices and pumpkin flavors are balanced by caramel malt sweetness in this deep red ale.
    6.2% ABV 13 IBU

  • :: Van Dubbel ::

    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

  • :: BlackJack Lager ::

    This medium bodied dark lager lacks the roast flavors associated with dark brews, but makes up for it in its smoothness.
    5.0 % ABV

  • :: 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