1. Brown sausage in olive oil for 10-15 minutes.
2. Add onions, garlic, spices, and cook til soft (about 3-5 minutes)
3. Deglaze with beer for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add tomato, beans, tomato paste, and sugar.
5. Bring to slight boil, then reduce to a simmer.
6. Stir occasionally until ready to serve, roughly 1-2 hours.
Guinness stout beer will work fine for this, but a seriously heavy porter will add deeper flavors to this chili.