Japanese brewer Sapporo Breweries believes that its bottle-can hybrid is a success with drinkers.

The company was looking for a compromise between the convenience of cans and the more attractive look of a bottle.

It came up with the Sapporo Black Label Shot Bottle, an aluminium bottle with a screw cap and stubby neck.

The bottle was introduced earlier this year and has proved popular says Sapporo. It has now been adopted by another new drink called Brau.

David Robertson