To the noob this all sounds fascinating. Could someone in five easy steps explain the process?
1. Make a beer using lambic blend, Roeselare blend, and/or bottle dregs.
2. Add it to a barrel or other container.
3. Periodically remove up to 50% of the beer in the container, replace it with newly brewed beer.
These beers can go two or three years to get really good, and traditionally have been blends of older and younger beers. This technique just accomplishes the blending via the single container. The advantage of using the wooden barrel, is that the microbes like the wood environment and the wood contributes some flavor early on. Lambics can be made in glass though, I've done several now.
I suppose one could also do this with a Russian Imperial stout or Baltic porter.