Five Dimes Brewery Opens This Weekend in Westwood

Five Dimes Brewery, which first came to light in the latter half of 2019, is hosting their grand opening this weekend in Westwood.

Owner Chris Alepa always been interested in home brewing and visiting different breweries in both America and Europe. He’s been home brewing for many years and spent a great deal of time in his “earlier days” as a bartender.

Opening a brewery in Pascack Valley seemed like “the perfect fit” to Alepa, who realized that if someone wanted to go to a brewery in the area, they had to travel a bit to do so.


The brewmaster is McLain Cheney, a Bergen County native who became inspired by craft beer in Vermont. He pursued the craft professionally in Colorado and is now managing his third brewing program in the Tri-state area which included Half Full Brewery in Stamford and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co in Elmsford.

Cheney explained, “The Five Dimes Brewery makes quality beer for the people. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s the craft-curious, the connoisseur, sour fanatic, or simply seltzer. We’re not hyping secret ingredients or gimmicks, just great beer made for drinking at any occasion.”

The space is approximately 7,000 square foot on three floors with the main floor utilizing garage doors that open to the outside with large communal tables, small group tables and bar seats.

There is a mezzanine over the brewhouse with extra seating and a rooftop beer garden that is approximately 1,600 square feet. A private enclosed room located upstairs is also available for events.

According to Alepa, there will be twelve taps which offer ten beers plus hard seltzers and a root beer.

Five Dimes Brewery
247 Westwood Avenue
Westwood, NJ

[photo source: Five Dimes Brewery]


Comments are closed.