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<<I was thinking of selling BRK.A (Class A) shares at a loss and buying BRK.B (Class B) shares at the same time. Will I be able to deduct the capital loss from selling BRK.A? >>

Funny that you should bring this up. In my book, in a discussion about "substantially similar" issues regarding the wash sale rules, I use this specific example.

Because the two classes of stock are so similar regarding their holdings (the only real difference is the voting rights on the B shares), I believe that they would be considered "substantially similar" for IRS testing purposes when dealing with the wash sale rules.

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