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1 bottle beer (amber, preferably flat)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2-3 pounds crab claws, crab legs, or whole crabs
In a large covered stockpot, bring the beer, sugar, seafood seasoning, vinegar, and spices to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the crabs and stir well.
Cover and steam 5-7 minutes (10-15 for raw crabs), stirring well a few times.
Remove crabs and serve hot, sprinkled with a little extra seafood seasoning, if desired.
Author: The Spruce Eats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 3-4 Servings