Place beef in a large pot. Add beer, water, bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, and salt.
Heat a frying pan and add the olive oil and sauté the garlic, leeks and yellow onion for a few minutes and add to the stewing meat.
Cover the pot and simmer gently for 31/2 hours. Check in-between, if liquid gets too low, add more water and beer.
In the last 25 minutes of cooking add the carrots and red potatoes.
In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the turnips, cabbage and salt and pepper.
Remove the toothpicks from cabbage before serving.