I've been on the hunt for a good, no scratch that, a fantastic session beer for a long time. My search is for something made within 200 miles. And while the Brooklyn Brewery standard beers are fine, I've never really taken to them (aside from blanche de Brooklyn). And Blue Point is pretty so-so.
My rules for a session beer:
under $1.50 per beer at the grocery store
under 40 IBUs
Made within 200 miles of NYC
Well enter SLY FOX DUNKEL LAGER! It's definitely got 2-5! I had my first one tonight and it has a similar profile to many of the great Bavarian beers, but a little fresher. And it comes in an aluminum can. After drinking this beer, I lifted the can and forgot just how much LIGHTER cans are than bottles. That's gotta factor into the carbon contest.