I grew some Cascade a couple of years ago. Got about an ounce or 2 of dried hops when all was said and done that I used for dryhopping. Considering the amount of water I had to use on them they were probably the most expensive hops I've ever used :laughing:
Year after was so hot and dry that the vines dried up. this past summer we moved so I didn't bother growing any. I may try again next year
Friends of ours grew Cascade and Fuggle with similar luck
From what I have seen from the people that have tried it, hops growing here is a pain the ass. It usually takes a few years to get good production from the plants, and our summers just get too hot to make year after year production worthwhile. Like JoeW said, it probably ends up being too expensive due to the water needed to keep them alive.
As for varieties, not sure what grow best, but seems mostly heartier american hops grow better than say english or german/european noble hops.
Not sure if it is too hot, but the sun in the summer on my garden plays havic on delicate plants. I bought a sun block that lets through about 30 percent of the light and the plants do well. BUT As pointed out by JoeW, it will cost a ton in water to keep a wet weather plant alive and well.