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Donors drink beer to support homeless nonprofit

Donors drank beer to raise money for the city’s homeless and struggling households at the “WinterBok Tapping Event” Tuesday evening.

The fundraiser at Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery in Burbank was for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which provides assistance for the city’s working poor, homeless and seniors. The City Council, for the eighth consecutive year, declared November BTAC month.

The WinterBok event is one of BTAC’s most popular fundraisers, and one of several events citywide to support the nonprofit. Gordon Biersch’s WinterBok made its 2011 premier appearance at the tasting event, which includes raffles and auctions to benefit BTAC.

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Photo: Jean Nancarrow, left, tastes a sample of beer from head brewer, Michael Key, during “Winter Bok Tapping Event” at Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery in Burbank on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) holds quarterly tapping events at the restaurant where customers can get $3 beers and all proceeds go to BTAC. “I think it’s a fun way to support something,” Nancarrow says. The organization usually makes over $750 during this event. Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero/Staff Photographer.