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The Atacama Desert, spanning from Chile to Peru, is considered the driest place on Earth. Although there is no water on the ground, moisture in the air from a heavy coastal fog passes through specialized nets and condenses before traveling through pipes into tanks where it is stored. This is the birthplace of this technology where it’s proven to be a viable tool in helping provide drinking water crop irrigation…and more recently…beer.
Atrapaniebla — Spanish for fog catcher — is an ale made with water condensed from mountain fog. The idea to make beer came about when two brothers looking to profit from the water shortage created their microbrewery that produces it in the small town of Peña Blanca, some 360 kilometers north of Santiago. It is the first and only brewery to make use of fog-catching technology.