Sierra Nevada grows hops on their property in Chico, Ca. Not Nevada hot, but still hot and dry.
The drip irrigation and well drained soil is great advice. Hops like soil that is neutral to slightly acidic, pH in the 6-7 range. You might consider 3-1-1 fertilizer if your soil lacks in nutrition.
Hops require a lot of sun, but I think you have that in surplus. Good luck.