Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce: Stir together all ingredients and transfer to a small bowl. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.
Beer Battered Asparagus: Heat oil in a heavy saucepan until it reaches 375 degrees F.
Whisk together flour, salt, pepper lemon and zest in a bowl until combined. Add beer and whisk ingredients until smooth.Dip asparagus in batter to coat. Remove excess batter before frying. Gently transfer battered asparagus to oil and fry until golden. Stir gently to prevent asparagus from sticking together.
Transfer to a baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels and keep warm in a preheated 200 degree F oven.
*Cook's Note: Herbs other then thyme and rosemary can be substituted