Concise Bible Dictionary:

One of the common sins of mankind. We read of it as early as Noah (Gen. 9:21). Its grave character is shown in the New Testament by the drunkard being classed along with fornicators, thieves, idolaters, etc., and the declaration that no drunkard shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 5:11; 1 Cor. 6:10).