A good rule of thumb is to search the forums to see if your question has already been discussed. The search feature is in the top left hand corner of this site. The post I refer to above covers the hops and zone issue. Looks like they will not grow in our zone here in the PHX metro area. But, they talk about other brewing herbs that might work that do grow here.
South Central Washington is a major hops growing area. Though much farther north and part the Columbia River basin ,it is a desert environment with long hot summers (much hotter and drier than the Willamette Valley) They do have more hours of daylight during summer days, not sure if that matters..