Bloomfield, NJ

New Brewery Coming to Bloomfield

Vanessa Vanacore

A new brewery called Varitage Brew Works plans to open in 2022 at 58 Washington Street in the downtown district of Bloomfield, just steps away from the train station.

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Varitage is owned by Mark Costa, a North Jersey native who’s been a resident of Bloomfield for the past 10 years. The name “Varitage” is a combination of the words “variety” and “heritage,” which illustrates what the owners intend for the new business to represent, the American Dream.

The brewery will offer classic beer styles like ales and lagers plus some unique IPAs and sours. Owner Mark Costa explains that there will be a beer for everyone at the brewery. The tap list will be curated in a way that caters to a large variety of unique beer tastes. All beer will be brewed at the Washington Street location.

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In addition to beer the brewery also hopes to take advantage of the popular style of alcoholic beverage that’s dominated the market for the past 3 years by offering a line of hard seltzer drinks. Varitage will also cater to those who are gluten conscious by offering gluten reduced beer and non alcoholic options like craft sodas.

Unfortunately, due to permit ordinance, there are no plans to include food on the menu as it is not allowed through the permit agreement. There are however some great local food options closely surrounding the brewery that include Six Points Pub, Gloria’s, Blue Steel Pizza, and Aki. Outside food will be permitted within the brewery to be enjoyed by anyone alongside Varitage’s beverage options.

The idea of opening a brewery in New Jersey has been a long time goal for owner Mark throughout the past decade. Mark began brewing his own beer at home and became hooked on the hobby. He then began to enter various brew competitions across the country. He went on to eventually win a competition in Illinois and his beer was then featured in a local brewery there. Mark has stated that competition changed his life and outlook on opening a business of his own. He hopes to find that same success at Varitage Brew.

Although the brewery won’t be opening until the spring or summer of 2022, those who are eager to learn more can follow their Instagram profile for updates or view the company’s short docuseries which is currently in the works. The intro video can currently be found on youtube.

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