Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease muffin tin; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter or the tips of your fingers until mixture is crumbly like split peas; stir in the butter and beer, mixing well.
Fill muffin cups about three-fourths full.
Bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Serve warm.
For Honey Butter: Combine the butter and honey together, mixing well. Makes 1/2 cup.Servings: about 10 biscuits