For the pastry, place flour in a mixing bowl and season lightly with salt, about 1/4 teaspoon. Add sage, poppy seeds, cheese, butter and milk or half-and–half. Combine to form dough.
Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
Bring meat to room temp and pat dry. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown meat in batches then remove to plate. Add butter and melt then add vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, stir to soften a few minutes then stir in flour. Cook 1 minute more, deglaze pan with beer. Add Worcestershire, consommé or stock, reserved beef and the herb bundle. Cover and place in oven 2 1/2 hours to very tender.
Transfer beef filling to a casserole dish. Raise heat on oven to 375°F. Roll out crust and top casserole, cut some slits in top of crust and brush with egg wash. Bake to deeply golden, 30 minutes.