1. Heat 4 quarts water to a boil in a stockpot, over a moderately-high flame.
  2. Add beer, garlic, salt, thyme, bay leaves, celery seed, parsley, and cayenne.
  3. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp, return to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes.
  5. Drain well and remove to a serving bowl or platter.
  6. Combine butter, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce.
  7. Serve shrimp hot, accompanied by a spiced butter.
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