I'm not going to lie to you ... I like beer ... nay .. I [expletive] love beer!

Sometimes (all the time) I want to carry several of these divine nectars to a friendy gathering (or anywhere). On a good day (usually a Saturday), I can carry three in one hand, but I need the other hand to open/shut doors, pick things up, etc. Then there is the issue of a bottle opener. You'd think I'd have one on my keychain considering my aforementioned love for the liquid sealed behind such a barrier, but that ring is already crying for mercy. I also value my teeth and never perfected the trick using a house key .. there must be an instructable on that .. I better look asap.

Step 1: Research And Layout

I needed dimensions, so I needed beer bottles. They didn't need to be empty, but we don't need to talk about that right now.

Useful fact: 2 3/8" is the rough diameter of a beer bottle and the measurement I used.

Note: I'll list my final dimensions at the end.

<p>This is very cool. Impressive. Assembled like a piece of fine furniture rather than a banged together box. </p>
<p>This has to be the most practical, beautiful and hilarious Instructable ever.</p><p>Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>HA! Thanks SteveS9</p>
Awesome! I just finished making a slightly different version. These really do make great gifts! I've got some pictures and instructions at http://www.photowayne.com/?p=62
<p>A very nice project, and an excellent housewarming present for my beer-brewing friends. I also like that the handle is tall enough that you won't beat up your knuckles on the sharp edges of the bottle caps like I always do when carrying a standard cardboard six pack.</p>
This is great! I especially love the bottle opener.
<p>This is definitely going to be on my &quot;make for Christmas gifts&quot; list. Nice work!</p>
<p>Love this idea and the wonderfully humorus manner in which it is presented. Thank you. I will have to build a variation.</p>
<p>It's a little over kill on the wood thickness, must be rather heavy. I would have used solid wood at 3/8&quot; or 1/2&quot; thick, it would have been 1/2 as heavy.</p>
<p>It weighs 3 lbs 10.2 ounces to be exact. I'd be interesting in seeing your version.</p>
<p>Any thought to putting drain holes in the bottom plexi? Cause beers sweat sometimes, and I would hate to allow that water to pool against the wood. Just a thought. Otherwise, wish I had the tools to do this myself.</p>
<p>I had that same thought and decided I'd wait and see since I can always add them. </p>
<p>I've seen many wooden beer carriers like this, but never with your clever washer bottle opener. Top marks, and got my vote. Well done.</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
When I was a kid, we could buy 12 beers that way, we called it a ironing iron. I will see if I can find some pictures..
<p>Very interesting. I hope you find a picture as I didn't have much luck ... I did find a picture of Ironman Ironing though.</p>
<p>i cant drink beer as i am a cat :(</p>
<p>I entirely agree with @rolltidehank, now that's an idea that should be implemented on every table in Australia! Storage for beer with a handy tool. Too good.</p>
The washer bottle opener is genius!
It's so great.!!!!

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