Starting from Homebrew 2.0.0 options are no longer supported in the Homebrew/homebrew-core repository. The reason for these changes was to reduce the support burden on the maintainers as the formulae with options needed to be built from source and couldn’t be tested on the CI system. Options will still be supported by third-party taps.
I was just recently bitten by this change at work. In my use case I needed to install Curl with the OpenSSL option to run Python unit tests for a project that depends on the
pycurl pip package with the
--with-openssl install option.