They went with Xenforo, which is sort of a modern version of vBulletin (the board software we use here) -- done by former employees of vBulletin, in fact.
You can see there new setup here: http://thebeerbarrel.net/portal/
The Beer Barrel is jaybird's second forum -- more or less a schism of his first, Stumble Inn, http://stumbleinn.net . Both of them aim to be similar in feel to the old 'SpeakEasy' forum that some of you may recall. Niccolo and Donkey no longer has SpeakEasy on the air. He can be found at http://saloforum.com/index.php , another Xenforo forum.
Previous Dissent: The Beer Barrel Has a New Look
Blog entry posted by Macrobius, Apr 6, 2012.
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