Thanks to the histogram on my beer page I've noticed that I've been rating more and more beers as a 4 whereas in the past I used to be scoring most beers as a 3.85 or so. There's been no signicifcant change to anything above or below that - and I do understand that I'm generally 3 or 4% above everyone else. So is it me? Or are beers really getting better? I should also point out that the focus of my question should really be on American beers, although I have definitely noticed a vast improvement in German beers over the last decade. I mainly drink American (73.16%), German (7.23%), and Belgian beers (4.08%), followed by the UK and Canada. I imagine that just based on the amount of information that's available now brewers are getting better. When I went to brewing school in '95 there wasn't nearly the amount of information available, and it was much harder to access. There have also been great improvements in raw materials. On top of that there has been a great deal of experimentation, and the creation of quite a few new styles.