Peel the shrimp and devein if desired. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and lay shrimp out in one layer on a plate.
Preheat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
Pour beer into a mixing bowl.
Sift dry ingredients into the beer, and whisk until frothy and combined. While using the batter, whisk lightly from time to time.
Gently dip shrimp into the batter and deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter is golden and the shrimp float in the oil.
Lay cooked shrimp on a wire rack resting on a cookie sheet to drain the oil.