A pork shoulder can be intimidating. It's a huge hunk of meat, and the idea of undercooking something like that can be overwhelming. The good news is it's one of the easiest cuts of meat to cook, especially in the slow cooker! The recipe below uses beer to braise the pork, breaking it down with low and slow heat until it is oh-so-tender and shreds easily with a fork.
We use dried beans for this recipe because they soak up all of the porky flavor of the broth as they cook. If you want to substitute canned beans, add them in for the last hour so they heat through without turning to mush.