The chair of local iwi Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui says the use of "Wanganui" on an overseas alcohol product is wrong.

Independent Scottish brewery Fallen Brewing has been releasing a run of beer entitled "Wanganui - Kiwi Pale Ale" alongside 12 other brews it offers.

The product is described as having "low bitterness, hopped with a huell melon and taiheke for a fruity, tropical flavour and finished with a kiwi addition for aromas of ripe kiwifruit".

Fallen Brewing founder Paul Fallen said the product got its name through that connection.

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"We are using the Wanganui name for its association