When you buy a six-pack of beer, the cardboard holder isn't particularly durable. Make your own holder out of wood to keep it protected en route to the evening's festivities.
Instructables has the details for creating a wooden six-pack holder with a built-in bottle opener. This wooden holder won't rip like cardboard holders do, and you can use it again and again. You'll also have an easy way to take the recyclables home when you're done with the beer. Hit the link below for the full instructions.
The Wooden 6 Pack [Instructables]