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Sláinte. A fitting saying for the Swinging Bridge Brewing Company. It means “health” in Irish Gaelic. Paired with the word mhaith, it translates to “good health,” a common toast used by the Irish and present at the company as well.

Dustin Dodge owns the brewery located in downtown River Falls, and said he and his brewmaster, Mike O’Hara, have Irish backgrounds they celebrate.

That’s why their opening day is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, to give the people of River Falls a unique beer-tasting experience.

Swinging Bridge is a throwback to old community gathering places, according to Dodge. A place for people to gather and have fun.

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