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Laminar Technologies, LLC

Winner in: 2005

By refusing to accept the status quo in an innovationless industry, Turbo Tap has managed to reinvent the beer experience, one pour at a time. In an industry that has remained stagnant for decades, Turbo Tap is a breakthrough new product. Turbo Tap is a high-performance technology that allows a tap to pour a beer in approximately two seconds, as opposed to the previous standard of eight seconds. In addition to this 400% increase in pouring efficiency, Turbo Tap has dramatically increased revenues per keg for its customers by guaranteeing a higher quality pour and an increase of 55% more beer with 40% less staff than traditional taps. Turbo Tap is used at Wrigley Field and the United Center here in Chicago, in addition to countless bars and restaurants, and has left competitors here in the Midwest scrambling to catch up.