Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Starts off with a nice coating of flour on the stew meat (Shake the beef stew meat in a resealable plastic bag with the flour until evenly coated.) & then seared off in a pan. Add onions stirring, until soft and translucent. Add thyme; season with salt and pepper.
Add chicken stock, beer and Worcestershire sauce. Halve potatoes then add to pot; stir to combine. Cover and transfer to oven. Bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and add carrots, and heavy cream. Cover and return to oven. Bake until beef are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley before serving.