Black Crown: What’s in a name?

Students of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism know the “Black Crown” as a symbol of the Karmapa, that school’s head. Now, according to AdAge, that phrase will also signify “golden amber lager” that is “distinctively smooth and beechwood finished.” And, “packed with more alcohol.”

There’s nothing nefarious here, of course; the name is pure coincidence. But it does maybe seem a little unfortunate that college kids at Spring Breaks all over the world will soon be having “Black Crown Ceremonies” all their own. (More on the real thing, here.)

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