Are you near the 48th parallel? If you're between about the top of the US and Dallas, TX, you should be able to water and give them Nitrogen, and get some yield. 1st year, you may not get much, but 2nd year & on, should be good.
Put them where they'll get the most sunshine, and good drainage. Actually, there's a ton of good info on the web on how to grow hops. Where do you live? Denny is in Oregon, and I'm in NY State, near Syracuse.
If you're really having trouble, try Cascades, they're about the most robust.