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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

  • :: Bellevue Blonde ::

    Named after Schenectady's beloved neighborhood, this light-bodied brew has a malty finish with a mild hop bite
    5.0% ABV 22 IBU

  • :: Pinhead Pale Ale ::

    Pale, Munich, and flaked oatmeal compromise the grist of this American Pale while Chinook and Nugget hops provide bitterness and floral hop aroma. Bitter piney and melon flavors give way to a clean, malty finish.
    5.6% ABV 35 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, and Citra hops. Look for a lemon, grapefruit, and tropical fruit flavor followed by a clean, lingering bitterness.
    6.7% ABV 52 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Lager ::

    The lager of champions!! A soft toffee flavor is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Mild, easy drinking.
    5% ABV 26 IBU

  • :: ADK Pale Ale ::

    Brewed exclusively with fresh picked, wet hops from Adirondack Hop Farms in Galway, NY. This beer has a lovely floral aroma with hints of pine and lemon. Wet-hopped beers are only available but once a year!
    6.2% ABV 40 IBU

  • :: Clog Hop Rye.P.A ::

    A reference to the famous wooden shoes popularized by the Dutch, some of Schenectady County's earliest European inhabitants. Nearly 20% of the malt bill consists of rye which provides a delicate malt spice to the beer while heavy additions of El Dorado hops give way to tropical fruit flavors and aroma. Orange-red in color, this brew is slightly sweet with a creamy, full body.
    5.9% ABV 40 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

  • :: Electric City Stout ::

    Thick and chewy stout brewed with heaps of flaked oatmeal and Grade-A molasses and then aged in a fair-trade Guatelmalan coffee from Electric City Roasters right here in Schenectady.
    7.1% ABV 55 IBU

  • :: 2nd Regiment DIPA ::

    Named in honor of the 2nd Regiment of the Albany County Militia, a Schenectady branch that saw action during the Battle of Saratoga, this Double IPA is loaded with hops. Pine, lemon, citrus and resinous notes dominate while a mildly sweet cracker malt helps provide balance.
    8% ABV 75 IBU

  • :: Mad Jack-O-Lantern Ale ::

    Welcome to the fall season with this spooky brew! Pale, Munich and Crystal malts provide the background for Roasted Pumpkin and a devious blend of Pumpkin Pie Spice. Scary good... Cinnamon-sugar rim optional.
    5.7% ABV 13 IBU

  • :: Nine Pin Cider ::

    Hard cider locally made in Albany, NY. 12oz cans only (not available for samplers)
    6.7% ABV Gluten Free!