Adam Benson has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and service industry. He and the LBG team have dreamed and worked to create the experience that is Tap and Vine @ 559. THE PLACE to eat, drink and meet in Southern Oregon.
Adam got his start working as a bartender at an upscale pool hall and restaurant in the South of Market Area of San Francisco. From there, he helped launch and manage a multi-faceted restaurant, blues club and brewery in San Mateo, California. It was here that he fell in love with the craft of brewing beer. After starting a family, he moved to Southern Oregon where, for eight years, he served as the head brewer and manager at Standing Stone Brewing Company. His passion for brewing, skills as a manager, and attention to the customer experience were evident in his tenure at Caldera Brewing Company, where he was Lead Brewer and General Manager of the restaurant, pub and brewery for close to nine years. Adam is ready to take the experience he has gained and use it to open his own venture, Tap and Vine, and bring his dream to Southern Oregonians.
Adam’s hobbies include cooking, wine appreciation, and paddle boarding. When he’s not in the taphouse, you can probably find him coaching his son’s baseball team.