This was very nice. I used 2 smaller arm roasts in the crock pot, but would probably use one large roast if I did it again. My beer was Murphy's stout. My husband loved the flavor, and enjoyed the roast with steamed sweet potatoes, a roll, and green salad. I might have liked a thicker gravy.
Awesome Beast, Alan! My family loved this for our St. Patrick's Day meal! We had the Beast along with Irish Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and two different kinds of soda bread - yum!
We loved it! The only thing I did differently was that I browned my roast before I put it in the sauce. The gravy is really nice. It has a pleasant sweet/tart flavor, but it in no way tastes like cranberry covered roast.