The workaround is to go to File > New Window first, then the tab/link will open.
Additionally, you can see this post on how to retain 0.21.24 until the issue is resolved. Please know that you may encounter other issues by utilizing the following instructions but you can try if you want:
Numpty answered your question but I’d like to suggest one additional step. After you install 0.21.24 go to Get Info (Cmd I) and lock the application. Brave, unfortunately, will update itself without you authorizing. If you lock the Brave app that can’t occur. Here’s what the Get Info looks like when locked: