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Get Your July 4 Brewskis Courtesy of Space

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Get Your July 4 Brewskis Courtesy of SpaceAs you prepare for Independence Day festivities, look to space to help you find the beer!

The 5th Edition Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado, published by Motion Pixel Lab, Inc., and recognized by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation’s Space CertificationTM program as a Certified Imagination Product, is on the shelves now.

The 27″ X 39″ full-color map “pintpoints” the locations of 142 brewing operation across Colorado and includes information on state and national parks, ski areas, fourteeners (mountains exceeding 14,000 feet in elevation), historic bars, notable beer bars and much more — including coupons for free beer.

The completely revised and updated map was developed using two kinds of space technology: digital terrain data gathered by Space Shuttle-borne radar was used to create the topo-physical relief map and global positioning system (GPS) data was used to calculate accurate elevation data for the list of Colorado fourteeners.

About the Map and the Free Beer
The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado covers the entire state with information about beer styles, beer tastes, glassware, beer-making and homebrew shops plus facts about every Colorado brewing location. The accompanying “Passport to Free Beer” includes 26 coupons worth more than $150 in free beer, glassware, discounts and deals at breweries, brewpubs, restaurants and homebrew supply stores.

The map is available folded for easy deployment to a glovebox or rolled for crease-free wall display. It can be purchased at more than 160 book stores, liquor stores, restaurants, brewers, suppliers and retailers or can be purchased online at To view a video about the guide, go to Suggested retail price is $14.95; online price is $12.95.

During the holidays, Motion Pixel is offering online customers a 25 percent discount through July 6 and shipping is free for orders of five or more.

About Space CertificationTM
The Space Foundation launched the Space Certification program in 1996 to demonstrate how products and services developed for space improve life on Earth. This unique branding program allows qualifying products and services to display the official Space Certification seal and to benefit from cooperative marketing programs.

The Space Foundation works closely with NASA to identify and validate products and services eligible for recognition. There are three classifications of Space Foundation Certified Products:

  • Certified Technology Products – Products or services that directly result from space technology or space program development such that the product exists because of advances in space technology;
  • Certified Educational Products – Products used in educational environments to stimulate interest and knowledge about Space; and
  • Certified Imagination Products – A toy or entertainment product used to increase interest in and excitement for space and inspires new generations to take an active interest in space.

For more information, go to

About Motion Pixel Lab
Motion Pixel Lab is a full-service video and multimedia production group based in Colorado Springs. In business since 1983, Motion Pixel Lab provides video production, in-house media production, high-end 3D and HDTV photography and editing, CD-ROM and web authoring, broadcast studio and location photography, CD, DVD and cassette duplicating services and special media services, including museum installations.

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch