1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned.
2. Add onions and garlic; continue to cook and stir until tender.
3. Stir in beer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes.
5. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through.
6. Salt and pepper to taste.