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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

  • :: Stockade Saison ::

    Brewed with Belgian Malt, ale yeast, rosemary and grapefruit, this Belgian-style ale is loaded with fruit flavors and an herbal balance.
    6% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Electric Hefe ::

    A classic unfiltered German wheat beer. Aromas of clove, banana and bubble gum accompany the malty finish of this house favorite.
    5% ABV 17 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.
    6.8% ABV 52 IBU

  • :: Day Shift Pale Ale ::

    Enjoy this light-bodied American Pale Ale any time of day. Brewed with 2-row pale malt, lightly hopped with Chinook, Centennial, Fuggle and dry-hopped with Cosmic Blend and Citra.
    4.7% ABV 30 IBU

  • :: Lights Out Double IPA ::

    Who loves old school American hops? We brewed over 2 lbs. of Chinook and 1 lb. of Centennial per barrel to ensure that Hopheads will love the piney notes in our biggest, hoppiest IPA yet.
    9.1% ABV 100 IBU

  • :: Dutchmen Ale ::

    A new take on our Dutchmen Lager. We kept all the Munich and Vienna malts that drive this malty brew but we fermented it with our house ale yeast.
    5.3% ABV 28 IBU

  • :: Union Street Irish Red ::

    Brewed with three varieties of caramel malt, a touch of chocolate malt and all English hops, this ale delivers a malty backbone with a touch of caramel sweetness.
    5.2% ABV 20 IBU

  • :: Sam's Farmhouse Ale ::

    Brewed with Belgian malt and candy sugar, this malty amber brew is balanced by the spicy notes of the Belgian yeast.
    7.6% ABV 25 IBU

  • :: Coal Fire Ale ::

    A sessionable pale ale as sturdy and dark as coal. Lots of Munich, Vienna, and other character malts build a solid foundation for the generous hopping of Sorachi, El Dorado, and cascade hops.
    4.5% ABV 30 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

  • :: Nine Pin Cider ::

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