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Tampa Beer: Crafting the Bay

Local filmmaker pours his love for craft beer into a new documentary about Tampa’s Craft Beer Boom.

TAMPA, Fla. — Making craft beer is an art and no one understands that better than filmmaker James Blankenfeld. He poured his love for craft beer into a new documentary about Tampa’s craft beer scene titled, “Tampa Beer: Crafting the Bay.” He and local brewer Joe Simmons joined Great Day Live to talk about the film. In the documentary, Blankenfeld talked to almost 2 dozen brewers about their passion and commitment to making the best craft beer. There will be a free screening of the movie at the Tampa Theatre on Friday Oct. 15th at 7:30p.m. To RSVP go to tampatheatre.org

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Java Ingram is a New Orleans native/Texan and is excited to call Florida home! Prior to joining the “Great Day Live” team, Java served as host of a lifestyle-entertainment show in Birmingham, Alabama. She also woke up dark and early, weekday mornings to help drivers make it to their destinations safely as a traffic anchor.

Java started her on-air broadcast career in the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi. In Tupelo, she served as morning news anchor, producer and reporter.

Javanté is an award-winning journalist, having been recognized by the Associated Press for Best Anchor, Best Reporter and Best Franchise Reporting, just to name a few.

When she's not working, Java is very passionate about giving back to the community, having served on the corporate boards for The Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, The Civic Ballet Company, The Doniphan Dance Project and the Leadership Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama. She has volunteered also with a number of civic organizations