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!
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.
What's On Tap
:: Brodey’O Blonde ::
Our lightest offering. This ale has a slightly fruity character.
:: Irish Cream Ale ::
Light orange in color, light in body with typical European fruity notes. Served on using beer gas for a creamy texture.
:: Double White Out ::
A bigger version of the traditional Belgian White style. Unfiltered, it is equal parts pilsner and wheat malts. Spiced with the zest of lemons and oranges.
:: 2025 Hefeweizen ::
A German style wheat beer. The yeast used to ferment this beer gives off a unique flavor profile containing cloves, banana, and a hint of bubble gum.
:: Dutchmen Ale ::
A soft toffee flavor is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Mild and easy drinking.
:: Pinhead Pale Ale ::
A medium bodied Pale Ale with an American hop aroma. Caramel flavors dominate, followed by hop bitterness.
:: Bierre de Fleur ::
Belgian style Pale Ale flavored with both hop flowers and lavender. Some hop bitterness is followed by the lingering sweet flavor of lavender.
:: Fightin' Irwin IPA ::
This copper colored ale’s aroma is dominated by citrusy American hops. The flavor begins with caramel and hop flavors that give way to a potent lingering bitterness
:: 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.
:: Montana’s Maple Red ::
Deep amber in color with red hues. Aroma has subdued woody and maple notes. Maple flavor compliments the fruity flavor of the English ale yeast.