Ladies, can you handle the heat? Compete in this local Ghost Pepper Challenge to prove it

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

We’ve all seen the viral videos of confident spice connoisseurs popping a fiery red pepper into their mouth, only to turn red-eyed and panicky a few moments later.

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Lock 27 Brewing and the Dayton Girls Pint Out, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community of women who love craft beer, want to see for themselves just how much heat the woman of Dayton can handle.

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There is a $10 entry fee at the door for participants, which includes a pint, peppers and a tip. Winners can look forward to some “sweet swag,”  according to the organization.

Men are certainly welcome to join to cheer on contestants and throw back a few pints themselves, but participation in the pepper-eating contest is limited to ladies only.

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Full rules will soon be disclosed on the event page.

WHAT: Lock 27 Ghost Pepper Challenge

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, February 24

WHERE: Lock 27 Brewing, 329 E 1st St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook event page

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