Now, you guys are just being mean. Guess I'll just eat my pickles WiTH my beer. But I will let my wife know that you talked me out of it. So she knows I just didn't give up without a fight.
If you seriously want a beer that tastes EXACTLY like a dill pickle, I'm pretty sure it will be gross. Having said that, inspiration for a recipe can certainly be taken from anywhere. The flavors in a dill pickle are a proven recipe that you know works. There's no reason you can't take some
of that and apply it to a beer.
What is it about a dill that you want to come across in your beer? Is it the tartness? If so, go the sour route. Is it the spices? If so, pick 2-3 of them and try adding them late in the boil or in secondary. Is it the garlic? If so, then good luck to you. Hopefully PBW can get that smell out of your fermenter afterwards.