1. Heat oil in a non-stick skilled to medium heat. Add beef, in batches, & cook on all sides until browned & seared. Set beef aside.2. Add garlic and onion to pan. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add chopped celery, cook 3 minutes.
3. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture. Cook for one minute.4. Add beer and broth back to the pan. Stir well and add browned beef, bay leaves, and thyme sprigs. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 1.5-2 hours.