We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing, that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:


1. NFL Lockout – It’s over. After much ‘unnecessary roughness’ the NFL lockout is officially over. You can now look forward to that fantasy draft party, and find comfort in knowing Beer & Wing Sundays live on.


2. Debt Ceiling Countdown – Whether you’re a donkey or an elephant, the suspense and repercussions of this decision will be much more tolerable with a cocktail in hand.


3. Shark Week – Discovery Channel’s Shark Week begins this weekend. Starting at 9pm this Sunday you will have a perfectly good reason to drink like a fish.


4. End of July – That’s right. It has come and it has gone. It’s the last weekend of July, toast the memories you made this month and prepare to top ’em in August.


5. Brew Is Everywhere – This website finds all breweries, brew-houses, and taprooms (complete with a list of available beer at each). What are you waiting for? Geolocate tonight’s drinking session here.